What the Lord's Prayer teaches us about the practical effect of the gospel in us
- April 23, 2013 |
Busyness drains you of creative potential and saps the energy you need for ministry. We all need boundaries. And we tend to be more effective when we focus on doing fewer things well.
- April 22, 2013 |
Mere Christianity is not a reduction of orthodoxy, but the distillation of Christianity so that it is fermented to its fullest potency.
- April 22, 2013 |
If it is true that Jesus paid it all, that “it is finished”, that my value, worth, security, freedom, justification, and so on is forever fixed, then why do anything?
- April 19, 2013 |
I am heartbroken for the families, furious at the evil, and more resolved than ever to give my life to Christ's mission.
- April 18, 2013 |
Here's my response to a question I received from "A Stressed Dad.'
There are three ways to read the seven Chronicles of Narnia, but only one of them is best.
Here are five ways to ensure you are the same person you were five years ago
Yesterday I was typing the name “Kermit Gosnell,” and my phone auto-corrected the name to “gospel.” I shuddered momentarily.
- April 16, 2013 |
With Brennan, I concur that it is high time for the church to honor its Founder by embracing sola gratia anew.
As I thought about the bombings in Boston, this verse came to mind:
“Justification by works” assumes that my worth is measured by my performance. It conceals a dark and ghastly fear: “If I do not perform, I will be judged unworthy.”
We are accustomed to 24/7 news coverage of tragedies involving child killings. Not so with Dr. Gosnell. Here are the reasons why:
If a church isn’t growing, what is keeping it from fulfilling its full redemptive potential?
I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.
- April 11, 2013 |
Living the tension between "leave and cleave" and "honor your parents" isn't always easy.
- April 10, 2013 |
There is a growing phenomenon in many churches – particularly large, fast-growing evangelical churches - that can only be called “heresy creep.”
- April 08, 2013 |
The truths you learn in the valleys keep your feet steady on the mountaintops. There is a time for everything – even unwelcome work. Look for the hidden blessings.
- April 05, 2013 |
There is nothing that is harder for us to wrap our minds around than the unconditional, non-contingent grace of God. In fact, it “defies our reason and logic,” upending our sense of fairness and offending our deepest intuitions, especially when it comes to those who have done us harm.
- April 04, 2013 |