Love and Interracial Marriage
Five Principles for Engaging a Disapproving Family
Jun 10, 2013
Most of us agree that interracial relationships, though beautiful, can potentially be harder. I stress “potentially” since often it is assumed that people of different ethnicities are automatically opposites. When engaging the topic of interracial dating, we must recognize that…
Finding the Fatherless: A Call to Fill the Gap
Feb 19, 2014
It was my sophomore year in college. I sat frustrated in the office of our campus minister, Chad. I don’t exactly remember what I was frustrated about, just that I needed to vent and I knew Chad would listen. We…
Pray for Ferguson
Aug 15, 2014
It’s hard to know how to respond to everything we see in the 24-hour news cycle. News, commentaries, social media, and television report hundreds of injustices (and thousands still go unreported). How do we choose which ones to engage?
What Is the Highest Good?
Sep 30, 2014
While all Christians have said that God is good, often we miss the fact that God is himself our highest good. And even if we acknowledge this to be true, we seldom pursue God like it is.
You Can’t Serve God and Entertainment
Jun 17, 2015
Entertainment is our means of escape from the inconveniences of life into a comfortable world of fantasy. And that means of escape enslaves us.
She Is Me
Loving Your Wife as Your Own Body
Jul 2, 2015
I hadn’t loved my wife as if she was a member of my own body. I failed to even aspire to love her as Christ does the church, his body.
Five Ways We Fight for Children
Jul 16, 2015
It’s one thing to protest external problems like Planned Parenthood. It’s another to look internally and ask how we can protest with the way we live.
God Is Stronger Than Your Stubbornness
Jul 23, 2015
What was it that changed your heart from unbelief to faith in Jesus? It’s remarkable to ask Christians that question and see how eager they are to give God the glory, not self. Which is a very good instinct.
Don’t Waste Death
Jul 30, 2015
One Saturday, we buried DeAndre — a father, brother, uncle, and cousin. He will be greatly missed. His death reminded me of a hard truth: Death shouldn’t be wasted.
True Faith Will Make You a Fighter
Aug 12, 2015
The doctrine of perseverance doesn’t just promise the believer’s survival — it guarantees that Christians will fight until the end.
Change You Can Believe In
Politics and the Great Commission
Aug 24, 2015
I’m not calling for political apathy. That is irresponsible. Christians desperately need a biblical view of government and a just society. Instead, I’m calling for believers to cast their anxieties about the immorality of society on Jesus and be on mission in their neighborhoods and cities.
Five Lessons for Serial Daters
Aug 27, 2015
I was a serial dater — one who dates a lot of people in a short span of time. Here are five lessons I learned for serial daters like me.
Enter with Eagerness and Expectancy
Meeting God and Experiencing His Goodness
Sep 20, 2015
For many Christians, the routine of Sunday worship has become mundane and monotonous. But the Lord’s Day is quite the opposite. It’s supernatural and exciting. This is a habit of grace, not to bore or burden us, but for our good. We should enter with eagerness and expectancy.
Broken But Grateful
The Story of an Artist’s Pain and God’s Providence
Sep 30, 2015
The dazed driver attempted to start the engine, and Aaron ran for cover, fearing that the truck would explode. He ran towards what he thought was a median, but because he was unfamiliar with the area, and it was dark, he instead jumped in a ravine. His life would never be the same.
Only Christ Can Truly Satisfy
A Song for the Discontent
Oct 8, 2015
We were designed for more than the trivial pursuit of pleasure. The hard truth is that we will never find relief if we continue to seek it through possessions or through people. Christ alone can provide the satisfaction and joy we so desperately seek.
Single You Will Be the Married You
Oct 20, 2015
If you think marriage will miraculously transform you, that married you will suddenly be a holier version of single you, you could not be more wrong.
A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven
Oct 22, 2015
Ian and Larissa’s love, devotion, and respect for one another is a fresh reminder that we must look beyond ourselves in order to truly love someone. As I reviewed their story, I was reminded that in order to love and sacrifice, I must cling to the one who first loved and sacrificed on my behalf.
God’s Grace Is Mind-Blowing
Nov 12, 2015
As our hatred for and awareness of our sin increases, we desperately need a biblical view of the grace of God. We need the Scriptures to paint a clear picture of who God is and how much he loves us in Christ Jesus.
Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All
Nov 25, 2015
With a short video of Laquan McDonald’s death, more of the facts have finally been released in Chicago. In Minneapolis, with another black man dead and several more shot, we’re left waiting for more information. How should we respond to perceived injustice from those who should be enforcing justice?
One Voice on Christian Social Media
Dec 4, 2015
Rosaria Butterfield reminds us that love and boldness are crucial and inseparable as we engage the culture with the hard truths of Scripture.
Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?
Dec 18, 2015
Accepting homosexuality is a growing trend among professing evangelicals. But most Bible-believers are not convinced.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Learning from the Choirs of Heaven
Dec 20, 2015
The gospel is good news for us, not angels; yet they rejoice and worship as if they were the ones experiencing this peculiar good of our merciful God.
A Safe Place for Sexual Sinners
Jan 7, 2016
There is no ideal church specifically for sexual sinners. But there is an ideal church for sinners. It’s a safe place to confess and repent.
You Can’t Passively Kill Sin
Jan 14, 2016
Time doesn’t kill sin. If you make peace with your sin and hope that time or age kills it, it will only grow more twisted and perverted.