Are You Sailing or Sinking?
A Tool for Diagnosing Spiritual Health
Feb 21, 2024
If you want to assess the health of a soul, try asking these four questions from Tim Keller: Are you sailing? Are you rowing? Are you drifting? Or are you sinking?
Hell Can Heal Any Bitterness
Finding Peace in God’s Vengeance
Feb 10, 2024
Forgiveness may feel impossible right now, but you can find peace, even pursue peace, by learning to trust God and his coming, perfect justice.
Subtle Ways to Numb a Soul
Jan 28, 2024
Many of us who never abuse alcohol still experience a kind of respectable drunkenness, an indulgence in something good that dulls our hearts to God.
The Three Most Important Words in Prayer
Jan 17, 2024
Sometimes the last three words in our prayers — in Jesus’s name — slowly lose their weight and meaning. Here are six reasons to slow down and savor them.
A Reader’s Guide to a Christian Classic
Jan 6, 2024
His first cancer diagnosis sent Tim Keller on a quest to experience the awe and intimacy that God promises to those who pray. Twelve years later, he wrote the book on what he learned.
Christmas Like a Christian
Five Glories the World Belittles
Dec 24, 2023
As you open your homes and presents this Christmas, make the feast as Christian as possible. Fix your eyes on the Son who came, and will come again.
Trials Are Gardens for Lies
How Thankfulness Guards Us Against Satan
Dec 13, 2023
God is the giver of every good thing you might lose, and he is the giver of every good thing you might crave. That makes gratitude a great weapon against temptation.
Find Your Fathers in Christ
Advice for Younger Men
Nov 24, 2023
If you are a younger man, you need the example and encouragement of men who are further along in faith. You need the firm love of spiritual fathers.
Romance Can Ruin You
How a Relationship Becomes a God
Nov 15, 2023
Romance can be a friend and an ally, or an enemy and a terror. It can point us to the Love we were made for, or it can leave us lovesick forever.
We Have Sinned and Grown Old
Seeing Through Six-Year-Old Eyes
Nov 5, 2023
What does it say about us that as we grow older, we often lose our ability to notice and enjoy the brilliance and creativity of God in all that he’s made?
The Dangers of Alone
Five Questions for Single Men
Oct 21, 2023
If you want to live your single years well, find good answers to five crucial questions: Who’s over you? Who’s ahead of you? Who’s beside you? Who’s behind you? And who’s against you?
The Successful and Worthless Husband
Five Marks of Foolish Men
Oct 8, 2023
One way to grow as a husband is to learn from a bad one. Here are five marks of a foolish man.
Until You Get to Pastor
Seven Ambitions for Aspiring Men
Sep 27, 2023
Unwanted waiting can be the best preparation for future ministry. Here are seven ambitions for aspiring men who feel stuck behind a closed door.
Where’s the Lion Now?
Making Hard Decisions with Aslan
Sep 17, 2023
When faced with big life decisions, we may find surprising wisdom from a simple question, drawn from Narnia: Where’s the lion now?
How to Read a Book by God
Eight Questions for Better Understanding
Sep 9, 2023
God wrote a book — the greatest book ever written. Because he decided to reveal himself in human words and phrases, we should want to read as well as humanly possible.
The Wilderness of the Little Years
How Satan Tempts Tired Parents
Aug 23, 2023
Though Jesus was not a father or mother, he sympathizes with the lies parents face in the wilderness of the little years. And he can overcome them.
The Frustrating Beauty of Finitude
Aug 12, 2023
Like blades of grass, we are here today, gone tomorrow — frail, fragile, finite. But those who fear and follow God know a steadfast love that will outlive the mountains.
The Rare Courage of Real Friends
Why Love Will Sometimes Wound
Jul 31, 2023
Ask God for the kind of friends who love your soul more than your feelings, who will prize your eternal destiny even above the friendship itself.
How to Love an Immortal
Jul 15, 2023
What might it look like to study and work, to date and marry and parent, to disagree and forgive, like you’ll live forever?
That Kind of Happy
The Wide Eyes of a Psalm 1 Man
Jul 9, 2023
Some men read the Bible assuming they’ve seen it all before. Others open the same book always expecting to find some new reason to treasure God.
Your Life of Unlikely Courage
Jun 28, 2023
‘The Hobbit’ resonates with us so deeply, all these years later, because the tension in Bilbo is a tension in all of us. We love comfort, but we were made for mountains.
When God Sets Sunsets Free
Imagining the World to Come
Jun 10, 2023
One day soon, God will make all we know unmistakably new. Have you learned to long, and pray, for the wonders of a better world to come?
Mercy Swallows Any Sorrow
Struggling Beside a Sea of Blessing
May 31, 2023
Are you weighed down with the burdens and sorrows of life? Despite all of your afflictions, if you’re in Christ, his mercy is more.
Find Your Way to Help the Hurting
May 23, 2023
When suffering comes to those around you, don’t assume someone else will step up and help. Assume God plans to meet one of their many needs through you.
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