You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology
Feb 6, 2015
Theology, if cut off from knowing and enjoying God himself, can be a subtle and superficially spiritual god.
May Jesus’s Name Be Known Through Me
Jan 27, 2015
Jesus came on mission, lived on mission, died on mission, and left his disciples — including all of us who follow him today — on mission. Conversion is about commission, not just salvation, because we’re not saved to be saved, but saved to be sent.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015
Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful, temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle.
A Dream Come True in Corporate Worship
Dec 28, 2014
As you walk into corporate worship this weekend — especially as you sing God’s goodness back to him — know that he rejoices over you. His love for you is the surest. His joy in you is the fullest. His song over you is the loudest.
Dec 25, 2014
Louis Zamperini (1917–2014) was a miracle of a man. He truly lived — better, survived — one of the greatest stories ever written. Nonfiction stories are written, too, you know. “In your book were written, every one of them, the…
Joy to the World
Dec 2, 2014
The story of the world meeting Jesus in the flesh is a story of the world finally finding full joy in God. Joy to the World sings this climax of history. Download Shane & Shane's new version of the song for free.
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Nov 16, 2014
What does Sunday morning sound like at your church? What do you hear when your church worships in song? I believe the defining sound on Sunday morning should be the singing voices of God’s people.
What Will Make You Great
Oct 29, 2014
God refuses to define the greatness of your life in dollars or cents, family or friends or kids, promotions or raises, accomplishments or recognition or fun. He loves you too much, and there’s too much at stake.
The Lethal Drug in Your Dream Job
Oct 16, 2014
Why do you want the job you do? Success is a subtle, but deadly god in America. But unlike the typical career path in our country, our God only trades in the currency of grace. We’ve been accepted and loved long before we clock in on Monday.
The Big God in Your Small Group
Sep 22, 2014
As we commit to one another in churches and small groups, we should expect God to make those communities attractive, even irresistible to others.
Aim Higher Than 4.0
Sep 11, 2014
Grades are the currency of college campuses — the way we measure our progress and compare ourselves with others. But when the A becomes the aim, we’ve really missed the point of our education. For the Christian, school — whatever discipline, whatever course, whatever professor — is about worship.
Love That Will Complete You
Sep 4, 2014
God, by his unrivaled, infinite power will one day remedy everything wrong about you. Now, you are counted perfect through faith in Jesus. Then, you will be presented perfect — no sin, no shame, no guilt, no doubt, no fear — nothing broken about you.
Education Is a Privilege, Not a Burden
Sep 3, 2014
The problem with school, for most students, is all the classes — the lectures, the assignments, the papers, and the exams. But before you let yourself complain again about the suffering of schoolwork, think about how empowering learning really can be.
Four Habits of a Happy Heart
Aug 21, 2014
Psalm 130 puts words to a pattern of conviction, repentance, waiting, and praise that purifies the sinner and glorifies the Savior. It’s a paradigm for pursuing happiness among the everyday realities of temptation, weakness, brokenness, and failure.
Your Wedding Is Still Something Worth Wanting
Aug 7, 2014
Our new generation of men and women need to be taught that marriage is spectacular and needed, because it is God’s.
Don’t Tell God He Can’t Give You Good News
Jul 10, 2014
There is a hideous, God-belittling lie in believing we’ve sinned ourselves beyond his sovereign mercy. For many of us, it’s not hard to see how our sin has brought pain or conflict or heartache into our lives. How could God possibly rescue me when I am the problem?
A Booby Trap in the Christian Budget
Jul 10, 2014
We can fall in love with the enemy we think we’ve beaten with our budgets. Christian, have you fallen in love with the money you refuse to spend?
Four Questions to Keep Close to Your Wallet
Jul 3, 2014
It’s hard to imagine many things more maligned in Scripture than money. After all, “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils” (1 Timothy 6:10). Paul didn’t just say that it can be a temptation for…
Worship Where the Wild Things Are
Jun 29, 2014
One of the unavoidable realities of corporate worship in this world is distraction. Our minds are already prone to wander completely apart from anything happening around us in that room. But anyone who’s been in church for more than a…
Dads, Date Your Daughter’s Boyfriend
Jun 12, 2014
Fathers, there really is another more effective, more loving, more fruitful way for you to care for your daughters in their pursuit of marriage.
Don’t Give Up on Don
May 13, 2014
This weekend, in an interview with Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling has asked for forgiveness. Now, you won’t have to listen to the interview very long before you’ll be tempted to raise questions about the depth of his remorse and…
Confessions of a Grown-Up Momma’s Boy
May 11, 2014
Mothers are mind-blowing people if you stop to look at them. In their body, they can carry, feed, protect, and eventually deliver a child — a human being, like you or me. They often set aside personal gifts and aspirations…
Jack Is Back
Why We Want More
May 5, 2014
Our heroes — fictional or nonfictional — inevitably end up shaping our picture of God. Consciously or not we will project what we admire or praise in others onto the supremely admirable and praiseworthy one. Not everyone watches television, but…
A Statement Stronger Than Silver
Apr 30, 2014
Today the NBA declared war on racism when commissioner Adam Silver banned franchise owner Donald Sterling from the league for life because of ten minutes of ignorant and offensive remarks recorded and recently released to the public. Silver’s historic…
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