Seven Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Deadpool’
Feb 12, 2016
Christians are debating whether it’s appropriate to see Deadpool. John Piper explains why he is committed to a radical abstention from anything he knows is going to present him with nudity.
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.
Hope for the Unhappy Christian
Mar 10, 2016
Our discontentment doesn’t come from our singleness, marriage, job, church, or God. It comes from inside us.
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.
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.
Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?
Dec 18, 2015
Accepting homosexuality is a growing trend among professing evangelicals. But most Bible-believers are not convinced.
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.
The Heart of Socialism
A Sympathetic Response to Advocates of Social Programs
Mar 17, 2016
Few question whether those who advocate for Socialism have good intentions. But as the saying goes, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
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.
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.
The Meaning of Manhood
Feb 25, 2016
I didn’t drink from the fountain of manhood as a single, so I’m now drinking from a fire hose as a new husband. I’m learning the hard way about the high and hard calling of manhood.
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.
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.
Drunk in Love
The Danger of Infatuation in Dating
Apr 20, 2016
Marriage should be entered by a man and woman with a sober mind and heart, who can take seriously the vows they’re making before God and others.
The Most Important Reason We Work
Jun 2, 2016
Many view work as a means of survival. When we view work this way, our motivation to work is misguided. In order to shift our misplaced motivation, we need a theology of work.
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.
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…
The Evangelical Drug of Choice
Jul 20, 2016
Our never-ending pursuit to escape through games and fantasy is a direct enemy of our joy. And our addiction will subtly cause contempt towards God and reticence in our duty to ultimately delight in him.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.