A Movie So Good It Ruins You
Would You Watch It?
Feb 20, 2018
When screens become more fun than real life, the Scriptures, and our God, they become major threats to our souls.
Why We Should Escape Social Media
(And Why We Don’t)
Jan 20, 2018
Social media is a brew of emotionally stimulating drugs we mix for ourselves. We use the noise to drown out the parts of our lives we’d rather not face.
Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Jan 8, 2018
They never asked to be remembered on earth. And many haven’t been. But although God-fearing women seldom make earth’s history, they fill the annals of heaven.
Why Christmas Never Lives Up to the Buildup
Dec 22, 2017
Christmas may fall short now, but one day our delight will be full — and it will go on increasing for all eternity. This is what Christmas is all about.
How to Share Your Story This Christmas
Counsel from Charles Spurgeon
Dec 21, 2017
Christmas is not only an opportunity to relive the story of Jesus’s birth. It’s also an opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’s grace in your life.
Is Football Too Violent for Christians?
Dec 10, 2017
Do Christians need to walk away from football in light of recent research? Consider six responses to a challenging question.
Top 17 Books of 2017
The Best New Christian Nonfiction
Nov 27, 2017
What was the best Christian nonfiction book of 2017? Here is our annual list of the top new books.
Don’t Be That Guy
Thirty No’s in Paul’s Letters
Nov 10, 2017
Paul paints the contours of the Christian life with darkened shadows of opposites. Every time he says what not to be, he’s also showing us who we are in Christ.
The Crisis of Masculinity
Oct 24, 2017
The Christian vision of manhood is diametrically opposed to Hollywood’s. God calls men to be self-sacrificial givers, not self-gratifying takers.
How Martin Luther Built a Brand That Changed the World
An Interview with Reformation Historian Andrew Pettegree
Oct 20, 2017
The Reformation spread when an unknown monk leveraged a rudimentary piece of technology developed by a devout Roman Catholic.
The Ordinary Virgin Mary
Hellen Stirke (Died 1543)
Oct 19, 2017
Hellen Stirke did not debate theology, write a treatise, or preach to hundreds. She just staked her soul on Scripture — and paid for it with her life.
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.