Should Teens Own Smartphones?
Oct 16, 2017
Is it possible for a teen to resist the powers of culture and go smartphone-free through the middle school and high school years?
The Nail in the Coffin of Our Hearts
Five Hundred Years of Fighting Idolatry
Oct 1, 2017
Shallow thinking about God always replaces God, and sets idols in his place. Luther stood against that temptation in every heart.
Do You Get ‘It’?
A Dialogue About Christians and Horror
Sep 21, 2017
I don’t watch horror films, but I’m intrigued enough by ‘It’ as a cultural phenomenon to dialogue with another Christian who does.
The World Is Against You
Fighting to Keep Our First Love
Sep 20, 2017
Anyone who loves Jesus faces a world of second loves making every attempt to kill our first.
Sovereign and Smiling
How Joy Makes and Sends Missionaries
Aug 29, 2017
Jesus knew the Father was sovereign over salvation, and he was the happiest and boldest missionary in history.
Are You Chasing Happiness or Holiness?
Aug 7, 2017
Many people avoid holiness to pursue happiness not knowing that the two are one.
Where Will You Be One Year from Today?
Jul 31, 2017
Trying to predict the future is a petri dish of anxiety and fear. God calls us to live, plan, and dream by faith.
Can Technology Delete Death?
Jul 24, 2017
Humanity strives for transcendence by trusting in technology. Christians seek immortality by trusting their God.
The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength
Jun 19, 2017
You will never be spiritually stronger than your God is happy. If we do not embrace the happiness of God, we jeopardize our own.
We Are Not Gods, Angels, or Brutes
Jun 13, 2017
We are not angels. We are not gods. We are not wild animals. We are human beings, specially designed for a glorious, redemptive purpose.
Prisoners of Self
Incessant Autobiography in the Smartphone Age
Jun 5, 2017
The man doting over a smartphone screen, scrolling through media with his fingertips, is like a gorilla meticulously picking out little bugs from his own hair.
Turn My Eyes from Worthless Things
Curbing Our Infinite Appetite for Distraction
May 29, 2017
We’re not mainly creatures of our environment; we’re creatures of what we focus on in our environment. Where we give our attention matters.
Denzel: Your Phone Is Changing You
May 19, 2017
We all know our phones are changing us, but very few are asking how. And even fewer are fighting back.
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
Apr 30, 2017
Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Four Ways Smartphone Cameras Are Changing Us
Apr 24, 2017
95 million more new images will be uploaded to Instagram today. Here are four ways the popular app is changing us.
Two Keys to Flourishing in the Digital Age
Apr 18, 2017
We all seem to sense that, for good or bad, our smartphones are changing us, our habits, and our relationships.
The Horror of Crucifixion
Apr 12, 2017
Studying the historical and physical realities of crucifixion shows how deplorable and inhumane that form of human extermination is.
How Calvinists Miss the Key to Happiness
Apr 3, 2017
The joy of Calvinism does not come mainly from knowing about God’s sovereignty, but from experiencing its sweetness in our hearts.
Suffering Opens a Door for the Gospel
Mar 30, 2017
To suffer for the sake of Christ is to be positioned firmly within the sovereign will of our Father, often for new gospel witness.
The Fearful and Wonderful Art of Flirting
Seven Warnings for the Digital Age
Mar 21, 2017
For all its potential dangers, and they are many, flirtation is a gift from God worth celebrating, protecting, and mastering.
The Lie We Keep Buying
Are You Materialistic Enough?
Mar 8, 2017
Materialism is the opiate of the people. It pacifies society on a mass scale, causing millions to ignore the God-sized hole in our souls.
Our Mother Who Art In Heaven?
Mar 4, 2017
In ‘The Shack,’ God the Father is played by a woman called Papa. What does the Bible have to say about using feminine titles for God?
Satan Wants to Blackmail You
Feb 22, 2017
Satan knows the chains of your spiritual bondage were broken at the cross. That’s why he’ll do everything he can to get you to forget it.
Are You Serious Enough About Happiness?
Feb 13, 2017
The laughter of fools undoubtedly makes the heart worse, but the deepest joy carries with it a pain and a longing that truly make the heart better.