Before You Quit the Ministry
Learning to Count Like Jesus
Dec 3, 2023
Good pastors are not naive: ministry comes with many costs. Even so, Christ has not called us to an impossible, joyless task. The cross proves otherwise.
Man of War and Grace
The Greatest of Israel’s Kings
Nov 25, 2023
Some may not think of David, the shepherd king, as particularly masculine, but Scripture paints him in a far more manly and glorious light.
Whose Son Is the Messiah?
King David and the God of Israel
Nov 19, 2023
When Jesus asks the Pharisees how David calls the Messiah “Lord,” they refuse to answer. What made that seemingly simple question so incendiary?
The Life-Altering Reality of Sheer Divine Existence
Nov 12, 2023
God is. No reality is more mind-boggling, more valuable, more life-altering, more electrifying than the absolute being of God.
Grace Will Order All Your Pain
Retirement Message for Dana Olson
Oct 15, 2023
What is sovereign, sustaining grace? It is not grace that spares us pain, but grace that orders our pain — and then sustains us through the pain.
The Leader You Long to Follow
Oct 4, 2023
From principals to presidents, leadership failures fill the news. We long for someone in power to lead with wisdom and fairness. Praise God, the ideal king has come.
The Spell That Opened Heaven
Funeral Message for Daniel Fuller (1925–2023)
Sep 10, 2023
Romans 8:32 is perhaps the greatest verse in the Bible. No other text quite describes how far God has gone for our salvation and will go for our joy.
The Final Hours of Suffering
Funeral Message for Nancy Nelson (1952–2023)
Aug 6, 2023
God’s word speaks to the mysteries of suffering. We will only bear pain well as we begin to see it like he does.
Why We Sing About the Blood
Jul 22, 2023
Why do Christians sing about blood? Because of what happened at the cross, the otherwise morbid topic becomes one of glory, thanks, and praise.
More Thrilling to Be Saved Than to Succeed
Jul 12, 2023
What excites a Christian most? Our deepest, truest joy does not flow from completed degrees or flourishing ministries, but from the God who saved us.
Happy Pastors Make Healthy Churches
Jul 2, 2023
Christ’s blood bought more than our pardon, precious as it is. His death also purchased the power we need to live a radical Christian life.
Why Bethlehem Has a College
Biblical Foundations for Church-Based Education
Jun 18, 2023
What makes a college distinctly Christian? Education is not an end in itself, but a means to knowing and loving Christ.
Hamilton: An American Prodigal
Jun 3, 2023
Neither biographers nor Broadway can ignore Alexander Hamilton’s late-flowering Christian faith. He, like the prodigal son, finally came home after his journey into the far country.
Not Dead Yet
Fighting Nine Fears of Old Age
May 28, 2023
As we age, fears can multiply like wrinkles. But for every concern, we have a blood-bought promise far, far older than our fears.
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