Are There Lies in Your Christmas Tree?
Telling Our Children the True Story
Nov 29, 2017
The Advent season tells a tragic and terrific story about a tree. Not the one decorated in the living room, but the one where our salvation was purchased in full.
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice
Oct 8, 2016
Before seeking out nuggets of advice for practical issues in raising children, Christian parents must begin with a gospel foundation.
My Child’s Greatest Need
Feb 4, 2016
Guest Paul Tripp discusses the awe of God related to parenting.
The Single Aim of All Ministry
Feb 3, 2016
Guest Paul Tripp discusses awe of God related to ministry aim.
The Spiritual Battle with Weight Loss
Feb 2, 2016
Guest Paul Tripp addresses awe in God and weight loss.
God’s Glory Must Enchant Us
Feb 1, 2016
Guest Paul Tripp discusses how God hardwired us for awe and how it relates to our everyday life.
What Is the Daily Aim of Parenting?
Jun 26, 2015
In episode 627, guest Paul Tripp reflects on the goal of day in and day out parenting.
Do I Love Money? One Simple Test
Jun 25, 2015
In episode 626, guest Paul Tripp helps alert Christians to the love of money.
Flee from Delusions of Strength
Jun 23, 2015
In episode 624, guest Paul Tripp debunks the mindset that we are stronger than we actually are.
The Church’s Role in Sexual Mythology
Jun 22, 2015
In episode 623, guest Paul Tripp addresses myths about sex both in the church and in the bedroom.
What Porn-ified Culture Does to Marriage
Jun 19, 2015
In episode 622, guest Paul Tripp talks about the selfishness of internet pornography, and how it hurts marital sex.
What Sex Outside Marriage Says About You
Jun 18, 2015
In episode 621, guest Paul Tripp talks about how our life is ruled by worship.
Life Is One Big Glory War
Jun 16, 2015
In episode 619, guest Paul Tripp says that glory hard wiring is meant to drive us to God, but we often replace the Creator with the created.
Pleasure Is Only Protected by Pleasure
Jun 15, 2015
In episode 617, guest Paul Tripp explains what he means by saying, “boundless pleasure is a deception.”
Finding the Doorway to Hope
Nov 11, 2014
Hopelessness is the doorway to hope. You have to give up on yourself before you will be excited about the hope that is yours in Christ Jesus.
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Apr 5, 2014
Paul Tripp talks frankly about the vital discipline of preaching the gospel to ourselves.
Preaching the Gospel to Yourself
Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
Feb 3, 2014
On the basis of your secure union with Christ, pursue communion with God by proclaiming the good news to yourself every day.
Trading One Dramatic Resolution for 10,000 Little Ones
Dec 29, 2013
I’ve told the story many times of talking impatiently with my wife one Sunday morning and having my nine-year-old son interject, “Daddy, is this the way a Christian man should be talking to his wife?” Rather sarcastically I said, “What…
Hope That Won't Stumble
Nov 9, 2011
What do the Psalms look to? What is the theme that courses its way through psalm after psalm? What gives the Psalms their meaning and depth? Well, the thing that the Psalms point to again and again isn’t a “thing”…
The Three Ways of Grace (Part 2)
Oct 8, 2011
In my last post, I looked with you at the grace of forgiveness. Here we will consider the other aspects of God's gracious work in our hearts The Grace of Enablement Once confidence in God’s forgiveness has called you…
The Three Ways of Grace (Part 1)
Sep 14, 2011
Grace enters your life in three powerful forms. These aspects of God’s grace really do have the power to undo you and rebuild you once again. I will look at one in this post and the other two in a…
Between a Rabbi and Two Imams
Aug 3, 2011
It was a wonderful opportunity. I was asked to participate in an open discussion about death and dying from a patient’s perspective. The event was held at a local medical college. It was the first ministry situation I had ever…
Five "Benefits" of Unforgiveness (Then the Better Way)
Jul 6, 2011
Why don’t people just forgive? That is a very good question. If forgiveness is easier and more beneficial, why isn’t it more popular? The sad reality is that there is short-term, relationally destructive power in refusing to forgive. Holding onto…