Doubt: A Personal History
Sep 25, 2022
One of the more disorienting parts of facing doubt is that so few talk about their own struggles with doubt. Part of overcoming temptation is realizing you’re not alone.
Better to Have a Burden
Sep 12, 2022
Don’t assume that the burdens you’re bearing in this season are somewhere outside God’s good plans for you. Assume they’re one of God’s plans for you. Because they are.
Why Bread and Wine?
Enjoying the Meal Above All Meals
Sep 1, 2022
If you want to taste more of Jesus’s love in the Lord’s Supper, take a closer look at the meaning of the bread and the wine.
A Little Theology of Dinosaurs
Aug 25, 2022
If dinosaurs could preach, what might they say? Trust the God of wisdom. Fear the God of power. Praise the God of wonders.
Slow to Anger
The Beauty of God’s Perfect Patience
Aug 8, 2022
The patience of God is not like our shallow, short-lived patience. It is deep and long, wide and high. And in the perfection of his patience, we find great hope.
A Rest Sweeter Than Sleep
Nighttime Prayer for a Troubled Conscience
Jul 31, 2022
Even the most faithful Christians end some days deeply wishing we had walked more worthy of our God. How do we find rest when our conscience keeps us awake?
We Need More Holy Fools
How God Awakened Me to Eternity
Jul 21, 2022
This world needs more people willing to look foolish in the eyes of the world so that more in the world might be saved.
Of Mountains and Molehills
How Much Should Doctrine Divide Us?
Jul 8, 2022
All biblical doctrine is important, but not all biblical doctrine is equally important. So how do we discern which doctrines should divide us?
God Makes War with Words
Why Teaching Will Win the World
Jun 17, 2022
Satan knows the power of words — he’s been undoing souls with them from the beginning. And wherever Christ is faithfully taught, the devil is undone by them.
Jesus Shall Reign
The Remarkable Story of the First Missionary Hymn
Jun 5, 2022
On Pentecost 1862, some five thousand men and women, many of them former cannibals, gathered in the South Pacific to sing the hymn “Jesus Shall Reign.”
Do Not Despise the Day of Small Groups
Four Marks of Daring Community
May 28, 2022
Small groups may feel unremarkable, but again and again, God has struck revival with small matches. Here are four marks of the small but daring community.
The Beast I Become
How to Bring Bitterness to God
May 15, 2022
Sometimes, God seems to be answering a longtime prayer or fulfilling a deep desire — until it all crumbles before our face. How do we receive such painful turns from the hand of God?
The Word of God Is Worth the Work
May 5, 2022
If you want more joy, more warmth, more life from your devotions, don’t bypass the hard, necessary work of thinking.
How to Entertain the Holy Spirit
Apr 27, 2022
How do we show hospitality to the Holy Spirit? We hear his voice, heed his motions, hate his enemies, and receive his grace.
When the Dawn Seems to Die
How Jesus Keeps Us from Falling Away
Apr 14, 2022
When hope flees, and faith feels weak, and the dawn seems to die, what will keep us from falling away? Jesus prays for us.
Live Closer to Home
How Proximity Shapes Responsibility
Mar 18, 2022
The best place to live today is the place you already are. And the best people to give your attention to are those already near you.
The Power of a Praying Mother
Mar 9, 2022
Many of the greatest victories and advances God has worked in history have been answers to a mother’s persistent prayers.
Pastors Are Only Matchmakers
The Humble Heart of Faithful Ministry
Mar 2, 2022
In their heart of hearts, all Christians ask their pastors, “Would you show me Jesus?” And in their heart of hearts, all faithful pastors say, “Gladly.”
Am I Real?
A Basic Guide to Christian Assurance
Feb 20, 2022
How can you know your faith is real? The enemies of Christian assurance are great. But for all who are in Christ, the God of assurance is greater.
The Other Side of the Race Debate
Four Ways to Disagree Christianly
Jan 17, 2022
Improving our conversations will not heal all our divisions, but it may soften prejudices, nurture understanding, and lead us toward a less fragile unity.
How to Guard a Precious Gift
Jan 4, 2022
If you’ve not thought much about how you spend your attention, you’re likely spending it poorly. Here are four lessons for stewarding your attention in a new year.
The Most Wonderful Books on Earth
Gospel Reading for a New Year
Dec 30, 2021
Whatever your goals are for Bible reading next year, resolve, God helping you, to catch as much of Jesus as you can.
A Son Worthy to Be King
Dec 12, 2021
Many expected the coming Christ to be the Son of David. No one expected that he also would be David’s Lord.
Someone Is Listening to Your Suffering
Dec 3, 2021
Why can Christians always sing, even in the hardest days? Because our God always reigns, because our God will deliver, and because someone is listening.
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