No Mere God
The Fascinating Tension in Jesus Christ
Dec 9, 2019
The hypostatic union is simply (and inexplicably) the union of Jesus’s two natures mysteriously, inseparably, arrestingly in one spectacular person.
Someone Needs to See You Suffer Well
Dec 3, 2019
Your suffering is not a detour. Suffering may hinder or halt a hundred things in our lives, but it will also magnify our small visions of God.
Never Be Wise in Your Own Eyes
Three Cries of Crucified Pride
Nov 24, 2019
Do you want to crucify your pride? Search for grace in someone else, know just how little you know, and savor what your weaknesses accomplish.
Take Care How You Hear
How to Receive God’s Word
Nov 4, 2019
When you open the Bible tomorrow morning, humbly admit that you are not God, gladly submit to whatever he says, and pray for him to show you more of him.
‘I Shall Return’
General MacArthur and the Second Coming
Oct 20, 2019
On October 20, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines to liberate the nation from foreign brutality. It is an often-overlooked, and deeply personal, story of devotion, sacrifice, and triumph.
The Only Joy We Never Lose
Why Happiness Is Not Optional
Oct 11, 2019
“Rejoice always.” Who among us feels all of the sobering weight and soaring promise in these two words from God?
Seven Prayers for Those You Love
Oct 5, 2019
The most powerful, thoughtful, and loving prayer we can pray for others is that they would enjoy more of God.
We Yawn Because We Forget
Uncovering the Wonder of Christ
Sep 15, 2019
The next time you open the Bible looking for Jesus, remember that not everyone can see him like you can.
God Always Sets the Table
Savoring the Majesty in Every Meal
Sep 9, 2019
The next time you sit down to eat, slow down and savor the majesty in the meal God himself has made for you.
‘What Punishments of God Are Not Gifts?’
Stephen Colbert’s Moving Interview on Grief
Aug 27, 2019
Stephen Colbert lost his father and two brothers when he was just ten years old. He recently gave an interview on grief, faith, and joy.
The Lord Can and Will Keep You
Aug 14, 2019
Evil can and will harm us in this life. But in and through every sorrow, every trouble, every darkness, God can and will keep us.
The Masterpiece of All Promises
Aug 2, 2019
If you want to commit to memory one promise of God whose depth you will never exhaust, focus on these five simple words: “I will be your God.”
What Dulls Your Appetite for God?
Jul 26, 2019
What is the greatest threat to your soul? Whatever keeps you from God. And not every threat will be sin.
Memorize the Promises of Sin
Fighting Three Great Temptations
Jul 19, 2019
Satan lives to kill you. Meditate on his false promises long enough to defeat them wherever you find them.
Refresh the Hearts of Those You Love
Jul 5, 2019
We simply cannot see even a fraction of what our sin does to those we love, or of all that God does for others when we choose to obey.
You’ve (Still) Got a Friend in Me
The Charming Gravity of ‘Toy Story 4’
Jun 26, 2019
Watching Buzz, Woody, and the other toys touches something in us that Pixar didn’t put there. God made us to love and be loved. He made us for friendship.
The God of False Starts
What He Does While We Wait
Jun 5, 2019
Christ will far more than make up for any disappointments or trials we endure to have him. He is and will be worth all of our waiting.
If We Could See Sunday from Heaven
May 19, 2019
What we experience together in worship, however familiar or mundane it may feel in the moment, may be the closest to heaven we come in this life.
The Light We Never Saw by Day
May 8, 2019
Sometimes, God turns out the lights to show us something we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We needed to be blinded by darkness to learn how to see.
Love Not Sleep
May 2, 2019
It takes wisdom to know when to get some sleep, and when, in love for God and others, to forgo the gift for a greater good.
He Was Forsaken by the Father
The Horror of Good Friday
Apr 19, 2019
He had been born to climb this vile tree. On Good Friday, we remember what love cost the crucified Son of God.
The Wild and Precious Gift of Poetry
Learning How to Dance with God
Apr 4, 2019
Most give up on poetry before even trying. The few that have made the effort know what a wild and precious gift it is, especially for enjoying God.
Let Obedience Fall from Heaven
Mar 27, 2019
Obedience to God is a fuller, sweeter pleasure than any sin, and one we often all too willingly forfeit in the moment.
All We Feared Now Gives Way
Mar 13, 2019
Fear only melts away in the face of something stronger than our fears: in the face of our fear-conquering King.