For Low Moments in Ministry
Why Pastors Need Revival
Feb 10, 2021
Every pastor experiences dry seasons. In God’s wisdom and mercy, those dry seasons often become gardens of surprising growth.
The Surprising Ministry of Encouragement
Dec 8, 2020
Encouragement is one of the most prominent ministries in the New Testament, and sadly may be one of the most neglected in the church today.
Do Not Trust Your Anger
Oct 14, 2020
You cannot truly follow Christ without feeling anger over sin and injustice. And you cannot truly follow Christ and unleash every angry impulse.
Ministry Is Never Just a Job
Advice for Young Pastors
May 4, 2020
Of all men, pastors need soldiers in arms, allies who stand with them, brothers born for the day of adversity.
Your Ministry Will Take a Lifetime
My Counsel for Younger Men
Dec 27, 2019
Men, if God has not called you to more for now, it may be because you’re not ready yet.
Stop Loving Your Spouse Too Much
Jun 15, 2019
Every marriage is either Christian or idolatrous. And two married Christians can be idolatrous, without even realizing it.
God Will Renew Your Joy in Ministry
Three Lessons from Decades of Weakness
Oct 18, 2018
How can we who lead find joy and renewal and energy along the way? God has consistently strengthened this pastor in at least three ways.
Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God
Proverbs for a Happy Home
Apr 18, 2018
Only God can give our children a love for him, but parents can make it as hard as possible for our kids to resist the happiness we have in him.
Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth
Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer
Sep 11, 2017
Your marriage can tell a powerful story to future generations of God’s faithfulness — or lie about how real, powerful, and reliable he really is.
Sunday Soccer and Small Christianity
Oct 5, 2016
The early Christians were caught up into something gloriously all-encompassing. Real Christianity is massive. But is that our Christianity?
The Time for Peace Is Now
Aug 10, 2016
When we avoid peace with one another, we betray the very gospel that has bought our peace with God.
10 Unforgettable Lessons on Fatherhood
May 16, 2015
Kids need more from their dads than a good education and a comfortable life. They need deep, unforgettable lessons about what matters most.
Vision for the Local Church in Exile
Apr 7, 2015
Christians may live in exile, but we still have opportunities to serve and seek the welfare of wherever God has placed us.
Strategy for Social Media
Apr 6, 2015
Social media often draws out division and gossip — but it doesn’t have to. Christians can use their platforms to encourage and sustain.
Why Gossip Destroys
Mar 31, 2015
We may like to think that words can never hurt us, but in fact, Proverbs tells us that “death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Helping Our Children Feel Loved by God
Mar 30, 2015
Parenting can feel exhausting and tough. But our homes should overflow with the glorious goodness of God, because that is the ultimate foundation of reality.
How to Regain Your Joy in Christ
Mar 27, 2015
God beckons his children to cast every care upon him, and to feel afresh the good news of the gospel in the communion of saints.
You Will Submit to Something, Why Not Scripture?
Mar 26, 2015
The Bible is no mere book. For Christians, the Scriptures are the scepter of the King: how he rules and reigns among us.
The Secret to Marriage (Word to Husbands)
Mar 24, 2015
The secret of lasting marriages is the biblical call to "rejoice in the wife of your youth." Remembering the spouse you feel in love with produces thankfulness for who God gave you.
Still Not Professionals
Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors
Dec 27, 2013
In this collection of writings, nine veteran pastors challenge and encourage the next generation of church leaders.
Going Soft Against Wrath
May 28, 2013
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. What is the wise response to an angry person who says something cruel, false or demanding? Proverbs 15:1 helps us in those awkward moments at home, at…
Brothers, Build a Gospel Culture
Nov 14, 2012
Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrines of grace create a culture of grace, a social environment of acceptance and hope and freedom and joy. Jesus himself touches us through his truths to create a new kind of community…