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Saturday, June 30, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of SUFFERING from the blog. There are several years of articles. God often grows us best in hard times. What is His purpose in suffering and who should be respond?

Friday, June 29, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of COMMUNITY from the blog. There are several years of articles. God designed us to live in community as believers. There are always next steps to take in loving one another.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of SIN from the blog. There are several years of articles. Sin and temptation are a part of our daily spiritual journey. How are you responding and preparing for the battle?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of RELIGIOUS LIBERTY from the blog. There are several years of articles. There are challenges to our religious freedoms on a regular basis. Awareness is an important step to addressing them.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of WORRY from the blog. There are several years of articles. We are regularly confronted with things that cause anxiety and worries. God’s word has much to say on the topic.

Monday, June 25, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of MONEY/FINANCES from the blog. There are several years of articles. What is God teaching you through stewardship of what He has entrusted to you?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of WORSHIP from the blog. There are several years of articles. As you prepare for worship today or reflect on your personal worship, you will find several articles from the last few years on the topic to enrich your love for the Lord.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of CULTURE from the blog. There are several articles on issues affecting our lives and biblical response to cultural issues.

Friday, June 22, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of PRAYER from the blog. There are several years of articles. How is your prayer life progressing and where does it need to grow?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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I’ll be away for a few days traveling. Today, I encourage you to visit the topic of the BIBLE from the blog. There are several years of articles. How is your Bible reading going this year?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

God Has Not Abandoned You


God Has Not Abandoned You – “Hardship is almost as common as breathing. The question is not if but when we will find ourselves in one of the painful pits of life.”

God Can Change Your Child’s Heart


God Can Change Your Child’s Heart“God turns hearts to himself by grace. God keeps hearts for himself by grace.”

What Makes a Translation Accurate?


What Makes a Translation Accurate?Bill Mounce answers the question. And the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.

Improve Communication in Marriage


Improve Communication in Marriage – I’ve found value in reading on this topic any time I find it.

Prayer, Piety, and the Glory of God: The Lord’s Prayer in the 21st Century


Prayer, Piety, and the Glory of God: The Lord’s Prayer in the 21st Century – “The Sermon on the Mount presents a picture of life in the kingdom of heaven. Thus, the contents of the sermon are those issues that Jesus himself identified as essential to the kingdom. The Lord’s Prayer is no exception.”

A Parent’s Guide to the 5 Skeptics Who Want to Shame Your Kids for Being Christian


A Parent’s Guide to the 5 Skeptics Who Want to Shame Your Kids for Being Christian“Here are the five most common skeptics who want to shame your kids for being Christian.”

Who Are The 'Nations'?


Who Are The 'Nations'? – “When considering a biblical view of the nations, an American sports understanding of the term actually proves helpful.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Separating Children at the Border: 3 Options and My Response


Separating Children at the Border: 3 Options and My Response – Jim Denison addresses the hot topic in his daily post.

How Far Does God's Grace Go?


How Far Does God's Grace Go? – “Jesus was asking them a simple question: how far does God’s grace go? How far does his love stretch? How deep does it plunge? To the worst sinner? To the deepest depravity? To the best Pharisee? To the smartest scribe?”

5 Holiness Myths


5 Holiness Myths – “Sometimes it’s helpful to articulate what holiness is not in order to gain a clearer understanding of what it is and why we want it. Here are five false views that you may have encountered.”

Aging in Hope


Aging in Hope“Should seniors long to be young again? I don’t think so. For Christians old age is not a dead-end street. As we age, we can still grow spiritually.”

The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border


The FAQs: What You Should Know About Family Separation at the Border – It’s complicated, it’s divisive, and it’s hard to understand. Here is a summary of the issues.

‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’: And Other Misleading Advice to Young Husbands


‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’: And Other Misleading Advice to Young Husbands – “Consider four naive, and easily misunderstood, words of counsel given to new husbands, even from well-meaning Christian brothers.”

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wonderful News for the Tired, Weary, and Spent


Wonderful News for the Tired, Weary, and Spent – “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. Jer. 31:25”


How Do I Live An Intentional Life?


How Do I Live An Intentional Life? – Lore Wilbert writes about what an intentional life actually means, which is one of faithfulness to God.

Finding Beauty During Hard Times


Finding Beauty During Hard Times – “If we could only get round in front of our trials to see the face of Jesus. He is our gift and blessing in the dungeon of suffering. If we focus on the trial, we will plunge either into despair or denial.”

Prayer: The Key to Long-Distance Friendships


Prayer: The Key to Long-Distance Friendships “When I intercede for my distant loved ones, I am in a very real sense joining them in prayer, as my conversation with the Father on their behalf ties me closer to them.”

Five “Short-Timers” Who May Not Stay Long at Your Church


Five “Short-Timers” Who May Not Stay Long at Your Church – I’ve seen each of these in the last year.

5 Warning Signs of Moral Failure


5 Warning Signs of Moral Failure – Eric Geiger shares five things that should give rise for concern. He explains why these things may be markers of deeper heart-issues.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

God Is Not Afraid of the Dark


God Is Not Afraid of the Dark – “How do we live with any hope while we drown in all of this darkness?”

You Do Not Have Much Time


You Do Not Have Much Time – “An eternal God teaches creatures some of his greatest lessons in the vehicle of time. It has both a linear and a circular form — you can’t repeat time, even as it gifts you many things on a repeating loop. All of it educates us about what God loves and about what it means to be human, giving us at least three great lessons.”

How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life?


How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life?“Here are five more for you to focus on.”

Saturday, June 16, 2018

You Kept Your Promises to Mom: Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers


You Kept Your Promises to Mom: Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers – Here’s a good word for Father’s Day.

Psalms for Men Who Are Struggling


Psalms for Men Who Are Struggling“If you are a man who struggles in silence, turn to the Psalms. In them, you find strong men revealing their weaknesses and showing you where you can turn to for help. There are three Psalms in particular that give you grace for the difficult situations you face.”

The Mixed Bag That Is Father’s Day


The Mixed Bag That Is Father’s Day – “Whether your father brings good thoughts, bad thoughts or a mixture of each, there is always the wonder that God is our father, our hope, and our model for fatherhood.”

Trusting God in the Storms of Life


Trusting God in the Storms of Life – Shannon Kay McCoy reflects on Mark 4:34-41 and the significant lessons the disciples learned from Jesus.

Religiously Unaffiliated ‘Nones’ are Pursuing Spirituality, but not Community


Religiously Unaffiliated ‘Nones’ are Pursuing Spirituality, but not Community “Millennial nones are not abandoning organized religion to become secular, science-loving humanists. Rather, they are turning toward more individual forms of spiritualism, including yoga, meditation, healing stones, Wiccan spell casting and astrology.”

Reflections on the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention


Reflections on the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention – Here’s a summary of this year’s convention and some observations. Just about anyone would agree with some and disagree with others but this is fairly balanced.

Peaceful Planning


Peaceful Planning – “Plans that honor God must be done with the awareness that your plans do not determine your future or bind God. It is possible, even probable, that God has a different outcome than what you planned for tomorrow, even if you planning is impeccable!”

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Gospel And Your Work


The Gospel And Your Work – “God created us to work. It is the context in which we spend the bulk of our adult lives, and it is the primary arena in which we can glorify Christ. And as we work intentionally for God’s glory, our work lives can become a potent gospel witness.”

A Vision for Getting Older


A Vision for Getting Older – “We gain credibility simply by remaining faithful over a prolonged period of time.”

God’s Unexpected Answer to Our Prayers for Revival


God’s Unexpected Answer to Our Prayers for Revival – We see in the book of Acts that revival is not born in a vacuum.

Differences Between the Qur’an and the Bible: An Introduction


Differences Between the Qur’an and the Bible: An Introduction – Here’s some good information to know as you have Gospel conversations.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Draw Near to God with Your Questions


Draw Near to God with Your Questions – “We all experience times of dissonance, when the promises of God seem to mock us and not comfort us. The temptation in these seasons is to modify or dismiss the Truth of God’s Word.”

The Hardest Part of Mothering


 The Hardest Part of Mothering – Jani Ortlund says it’s emptying the nest well.

God’s Presence Is the Essence of Heaven


God’s Presence Is the Essence of Heaven – “Surely no one who had actually been in Heaven would neglect to mention what Scripture shows is its main focus.”

Not Easily Triggered


Not Easily Triggered – Plenty of people being “triggered.” It's all evidence of one of our favorite sins: anger.

The Missing Ingredient in Our Parenting


The Missing Ingredient in Our Parenting – “This simple insight is that throughout our parenting efforts, character consistently must be made the key priority in everything we do and say.”

What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel Anyways


What Are Christian Apologetics, and How Do They Relate to the Gospel AnywaysThe greatest apologetic for faith is embedded in the gospel message itself.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jesus Is Always Bigger than Your Faith


Jesus Is Always Bigger than Your Faith – “When we wrestle with doubts, we should remind ourselves of this precious truth: it’s not the strength of our faith that ultimately matters, but the object of our faith.”

When They Hurt You with Words


When They Hurt You with Words – “Jesus not only endured it; he prepared us for it as well. He and his apostles, and the early church, model for us how to receive and respond to slander and reviling.”

Life Lessons as Death Lurks for All


Life Lessons as Death Lurks for All – Here are three truths about life in a world where death always lurks.

Give Us Our Daily Bread


Give Us Our Daily Bread – “May we never scrounge in panic nor hoard in fear, but trust that our Father will give us our daily bread, just as we need.” 

J.D. Greear Elected SBC President


J.D. Greear Elected SBC PresidentChristianity Today reports: “Greear, a 45-year-old whose North Carolina megachurch has become a missions juggernaut, beat out former seminary head and SBC statesman Ken Hemphill by a margin of 69 percent to 31 percent at the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, becoming the denomination’s youngest president in 37 years.” (Here is his response to his election.)

The SBC’s Resolution on Abuse


The SBC’s Resolution on Abuse – “A resolution “On Abuse”  was approved overwhelmingly by the Southern Baptist Convention yesterday. 

Jesus Is Our Scapegoat


Jesus Is Our Scapegoat – Here are two simple applications to Leviticus 16 and the two goats which Aaron, the high priest, cast lots over. It all points to Jesus.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Insecure People


The 7 Deadly Sins of Insecure People – “You could even say we are the most ‘secure’ generation ever, and yet, we’re the most insecure generation to ever live.”

The Magical Birth Canal


The Magical Birth Canal “Abortion advocates divide human beings into two groups: valuable humans and non-valuable humans. Valuable humans have rights. Non-valuable humans have no rights and can be killed with impunity. We must ask the question, what makes some humans valuable and some not valuable? What’s the difference that would allow you to kill the latter but not the former?”

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ten Short Truths about the Shortest Psalm


Ten Short Truths about the Shortest Psalm – This middle chapter of the Bible is short but filled with significance.

The Key to Eternal Life


The Key to Eternal Life – “The key to facing death with sorrowful joy and deep hope is to hold all that we have loosely, discard our self-sufficiency, and cling to Jesus.”

Study: 43% of Americans Believe Pornography Is ‘Morally Acceptable,’ Up From 2017


Study: 43% of Americans Believe Pornography Is ‘Morally Acceptable,’ Up From 2017 – There are several disturbing things in this study. It also says, “In this year’s survey, 53 percent of Democrats said it was morally acceptable compared to 45 percent of Independents and 27 percent of Republicans; up from 42, 40 and 25 percent respectively.”

What Are You Waiting For?


What Are You Waiting For? – “God’s children are always waiting on him for something.”

Horace Underwood – Korea’s “Bundle of Fire”


Horace Underwood – Korea’s “Bundle of Fire” – “As we watch news of North Korea and pray for that gospel-deprived country, it might be encouraging to remember the rapidity and intensity with which Christianity spread within the still undivided Korea in just a few decades.”

When Sin Looks Delicious


When Sin Looks Delicious – “Do you ever have those days where you just want to sin? Sin looks delicious while righteousness looks distasteful. Sin looks satisfying and holiness looks frustrating.”

Watching our Words in the Age of Outrage


Watching our Words in the Age of Outrage – “Twitter, Facebook, text messaging, and television did not produce our overabundance of cruel language, but they did create the means through which our words could be broadcasted farther than the Lord’s half-brother could have ever imagined.”

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lessons From a Prayer Warrior


Lessons From a Prayer Warrior“This is an article for those of us who think the word “PRAY” is the most jarring four-letter word uttered in the church. It’s for those of us who struggle to pray, who are afraid to pray, or who feel guilty about our crummy prayer lives.”

But If Not: Walking into Suffering with Faith


But If Not: Walking into Suffering with Faith – “Do not grow weary of doing good. Do not give up in the fight of faith. Consider him who endured such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary. You may not be delivered from this furnace, but you will rise from it to a place where agony cannot follow.”

6 Things New Parents Need to Hear


6 Things New Parents Need to Hear – “Hopefully these six words of wisdom will offer some perspective and maybe a little boost. If they don’t now file them away.”

Why Is The Substitutionary Atonement Essential?


Why Is The Substitutionary Atonement Essential? – “The principal work of Jesus on the cross was atoning for the sins of His people by standing in their place and bearing the consequences and judgment of their sins.”

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Fallacy of Success and Happiness


Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Fallacy of Success and Happiness – “Most people believe high-profile stars like Bourdain and Spade must be happy given their success, but the truth is that beneath the facade often lies a grim reality.”

Where Is Satan Most Visibly Active Today?


Where Is Satan Most Visibly Active Today? – “He destroys not mainly by the sword or disease or killing, but mainly by lying.”

It’s Not Bigotry to Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin


It’s Not Bigotry to Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin – “There seems to be a mistaken belief by some that sexual orientation is absolutely core to a person’s identity whereas religion is something else entirely — so superficial that any given person is one Vox explainer or Bill Maher monologue away from enlightenment.”

Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel


Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel“An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.”

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Finding God at the End of Ourselves


Finding God at the End of Ourselves – “Only in cultivating discipline, endurance, and patience do we find satisfaction and reward. And those qualities are most developed through some form of suffering.”

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Crazy Good News


Crazy Good News – “The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news that guilty sinners are reconciled to a holy and just God through the perfect life, sacrificial death, bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus to the right hand of God, where he sits even now interceding for his people.”

Parenting and the Cultural Pressure to Conform


Parenting and the Cultural Pressure to Conform – “Unless our children develop a love for the Word of God, and unless the Word of God gets into their hearts and penetrates them, then they’re going to see the Word of God as the problem. They’re going to see us as the problem for, in their view, basing prejudicial, hateful, exclusionary beliefs upon an inscripturated claim to revelation.”

You Are What You Imitate


You Are What You Imitate – “We naturally imitate others. Let us seek to mimic those who mimic Jesus.”

God Doesn’t Make Us Nice. He Makes Us New.


God Doesn’t Make Us Nice. He Makes Us New. – “Faulty beliefs about the nature of biblical conversion fuel practices that are harmful to the spiritual well-being of people and churches alike.”

Friends to Christ, Strangers To His Church


Friends to Christ, Strangers To His Church – “It’s remarkable how often the Bible describes the Christian life as a shared life. We become Christians through a personal commitment to Christ, then immediately bind ourselves in a corporate commitment to Christ’s people.”

5 Stats on How Teens Use Technology


5 Stats on How Teens Use Technology“Just last week, Pew Research Center published a new study on how teenagers are using technology. It is a gold mine. How teenagers use technology has massive effects on how adults will be using technology in the near future.”

Salvation Bracelets in Africa? No, Thanks.


Salvation Bracelets in Africa? No, Thanks. “In order to share the gospel effectively, we must be willing to let go of our assumptions and to sensitively ask lots of questions in order to examine the culture deeply. We have to forget what feels comfortable and natural in our own culture and embrace what works in the culture we’re serving in.”

The SBC’s “7,000”


The SBC’s “7,000”“Who I’m talking about are those who are faithfully serving Christ in our denomination, who long for true God-sent revival, and who have not bowed the knee to the false gods of this age.”

Seeking Christ While Facing Debt


Seeking Christ While Facing Debt – “What do we do when we earnestly desire to have beautiful feet that bring good news (Isaiah 52:7) but are also bound by the need to repay the debt we have acquired (Proverbs 22:7)?”

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Fresh Glance at the Ten Commandments


A Fresh Glance at the Ten Commandments – “Having redeemed His people by His grace alone, God now gives the standards of holiness which reflect His own character.”


Becoming a Praying Church


Becoming a Praying Church – If we are to be a praying church, there are some things we need to remember.

Culture is the Backdrop for the Real Story


Culture is the Backdrop for the Real Story – “Christians, God is infinitely more concerned about the heart, faith, behavior and unity of true believers in our country than the politics, economics, social trends, racial tensions, sexual downgrade, and international relations of the country.”

Will Supreme Court Cake Ruling Actually Help Christian Businesses?


Will Supreme Court Cake Ruling Actually Help Christian Businesses? – “Masterpiece Cakeshop case tests religious and LGBT rights, but justices choose the narrow way.”

Why It’s Wrong to Say the Bible Is Pro-Slavery


Why It’s Wrong to Say the Bible Is Pro-Slavery – “How should Christians respond to this concern? It’s a complicated issue that one brief article cannot resolve, but here are several initial appeals that may be helpful to at least draw attention to its complexity.”

New Euthanasia Code Illustrates Dutch Slippery Slope


New Euthanasia Code Illustrates Dutch Slippery Slope“As the new code of practice illustrates, the threshold for euthanasia in the Netherlands keeps getting lowered.”

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Six Harmful Parenting Styles and How to Correct Them


Six Harmful Parenting Styles and How to Correct Them – “While I am aware there are millions of healthy families across the U.S., most of us slip into habits that aren’t so healthy. I’ve spotted a handful of damaging parenting styles that have plagued our culture over the last decade.”

A Reminder That God’s Provision Doesn’t Equal God’s Pleasure


A Reminder That God’s Provision Doesn’t Equal God’s Pleasure“God wasn’t providing for the wilderness generation because he was pleased with them. In fact he loathed them. But he was providing for them because He is God and He is good. He’s still their Father. So he cares for them; and somehow I think He still loves them—even while He loathes them.”

Those Short-Fused Irritability Days


Those Short-Fused Irritability Days – “Heavenly Father, thank you for using heart-convicting images when confronting us with our less than gracious attitudes.”

Isn’t This Just The Carpenter Guy?


Isn’t This Just The Carpenter Guy? – “There is so much about the early life of Jesus that leaves me marveling at how God chose to work in this world.” 

When God Withholds Something Good


When God Withholds Something Good – “One of the worst things God can do to us is leave us alone with our hearts, because if we’re left to ourselves, our sin remains, and festers, and our slavery never ends.”

Cut Again by the Blades of Mercy


Cut Again by the Blades of Mercy – “I don’t deserve mercy; I deserve judgment. I deserve quick, exacting, unrelenting, justice. God’s righteousness demands it. However, God shows mercy.”

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Have You Left Your First Love?


Have You Left Your First Love? – “Darkness is never so dark as when a redeemed soul isn’t satisfied in God. The richness of the Scripture has no taste. The preacher’s sermon deflects off fleshly armor. Prayers seem to be stamped, ‘Return to sender.’”

‘Acts: A Visual Guide’


‘Acts: A Visual Guide’ – This is a simple visual overview of the book of Acts in just a couple of minutes.

How to Pray to Become a Christian


How to Pray to Become a Christian – “Becoming a Christian (or a believer in Jesus Christ) involves a heart decision and a prayer to God. This is not a political alliance or a polarizing religious view. It’s a simple but profound heart decision.”

Judge Everything


Judge Everything“False teachers flourish where there is no scrutiny.” 

Supreme Court Provides an Important—But Limited—Win for Religious Liberty


Supreme Court Provides an Important—But Limited—Win for Religious Liberty – Joe Carter provides another perspective on the scope of the ruling.

Religious Liberty Takes the Cake: Supreme Court Speaks up for Religious Liberty, But Where Were Many Fellow Christians?


Religious Liberty Takes the Cake: Supreme Court Speaks up for Religious Liberty, But Where Were Many Fellow Christians? – “Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips, doing the right thing. But there is more work to do.”

Christian Baker Wins Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Case


Christian Baker Wins Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Case – “Jack Phillips scores a major religious freedom victory—for himself, as ruling fails to resolve legal debate over LGBT accommodations and conscience rights of conservative Christians.”

Monday, June 4, 2018

Trusting God to Do Big Stuff


Trusting God to Do Big Stuff – Heavenly Father, on this Monday in June, we stand in awe of your ability to “do immeasurably more than all we ask and imagine.”

8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder


8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder – “If you neglect to instruct your children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness?”

The Benefits of Going to Church on Vacation


The Benefits of Going to Church on Vacation – “When researching churches to attend on vacation or traveling abroad, you may not find a church you would join, but it’s likely you can find a church where you can worship for one Sunday. Here are seven ways to find one.”

Growing Old Graciously


Growing Old Graciously – I may not be able to grow old gracefully but I can grow old graciously.

Made In His Likeness


Made In His Likeness – “Man’s supreme function through all eternity is to reflect God’s highest glory…that God might look into the mirror called man and see His own glory shining there. Through man, God could reflect His glory to all creation. You are a mirror of the Almighty, and this is the reason you were created in the first place.”

Joy in Christ Kept Him in China: Hudson Taylor (1832–1905)


Joy in Christ Kept Him in China: Hudson Taylor (1832–1905) – “Depend upon it, God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies” 

Jesus for a Post-Truth World


Jesus for a Post-Truth World – “It’s hard to imagine a time in recent Western history when Christian and non-Christian worldviews have been so separate. We stand on two different mountaintops and have two completely different ways of viewing the same reality. So how can we bridge these worldviews? How can a Christian utter a word in public without being branded a monster?”

Sunday, June 3, 2018

ife Keeps Getting Shorter. Let’s Spend It Well


Life Keeps Getting Shorter. Let’s Spend It Well – “You’ve created us for your glory, redeemed us by the gospel, and numbered our days. What a gracious God you are. How would you have us live the rest of our lives?”

Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?


Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer? “So why do we so often see prayers go unanswered? Can we do anything about it? These promises about prayer are given to us in abundance, so what keeps us from seeing them fulfilled? Let me quickly offer 6 possibilities.”

You Are Who God Says You Are


You Are Who God Says You Are – “If you have been reborn, if you are repenting of your sin and believing the gospel, you are a child of God.”

Christian Repentance in a Callout Culture


Christian Repentance in a Callout Culture“We might even go so far as to suggest that callout culture and the ruthless personal shaming of social media is a response to our civilization’s hollowing out of sin and shame.”

Saturday, June 2, 2018

21 Places Women Emerge Front and Center in Scripture’s Storyline


21 Places Women Emerge Front and Center in Scripture’s Storyline – “Though the list could be much longer, here are 21 events—from Genesis to Revelation—in which women play key roles in redemptive history.” God values women.

How to Know How Satan Is Tempting You


How to Know How Satan Is Tempting You – “Satan hates God and hates anyone created in the image of God. He has made a long and intense study of humanity. He knows our strengths and weaknesses. He knows our secret desires. Satan knows how to custom-craft temptations to fit each one of us.”

How Jesus’ Death Proved He Was King


How Jesus’ Death Proved He Was King“In Christ’s earthly ministry, the Jewish people were expecting him to raise an army like any earthly kind would in order to resuscitate the Davidic kingdom (e.g., John 6:15). This was on their minds when Jesus entered Jerusalem in a royal ‘parousia’ mounted on a donkey.”

Friday, June 1, 2018

What the Bible Says About How to Talk to Your Spouse


What the Bible Says About How to Talk to Your Spouse – “Consider James 1:19 in the context of building a Christ-centered marriage.”

Slaying Entitlement by Embracing Contentment: Lessons from Africa


Slaying Entitlement by Embracing Contentment: Lessons from Africa“Being thankful for the small things is a great entry into turning our thoughts around and focusing them on the Lord.”

The Dangerous Allure of Being a Cultural Warrior


The Dangerous Allure of Being a Cultural Warrior – “Not only must we fight the battles we should, but we must fight those battles in a certain kind of way—a way that brings glory to God.”

The Christian Origins of Victimhood Culture


The Christian Origins of Victimhood Culture – “The notion that suffering & persecution might be a source of status is testimony to how fundamentally Christian even the most liberal reaches of America remain.”