I’m often asked for book recommendations on various subjects. Here's my list of resources on depression that I've found helpful.
If your God always does what you want, he’s probably not the God of the Bible.
We too often have adopted allies on the basis of their intensity of outrage rather than on their consistency with the gospel. If you are angry with the same people we are, you must be one of us. Jesus just never operated that way.
Recently I had a pastor ask me for my “best advice” for other pastors. Here are 12 words of encouragement for pastors.
If God forgives every person who confesses their sin to him (1 John 1:9) and teaches us to do the same (Matt. 18:21-22), who are we to refuse?
This is a simple post. When you are discouraged, remember these seven words: There is a God on the loose.
Last week, I was summoned by a 6-year-old little girl in my church. She had some questions about why her daddy had left her and her mommy and was no longer living with them.
Jesus confronted Saul of Tarsus on the way to commit violence, and turned him around, using him to carry the gospel to all of us. And the Lord can do the same now.
Is Google our new “God? ” It’s a question I raised in my book, The Church in an Age of Crisis. But I wasn’t the first to raise it.
The charge to guard the truth of the gospel and the apostle’s teaching has been passed down and entrusted to faithful men—undershepherds of the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words…pastors.
Many Christians suffer with anxiety and depression, even pastors, and they often do so in silence.
In a 2011 interview with Stephen Colbert, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff was asked if he was currently a member of a religion. He answered, “No, I’ve graduated from them.”
ISIS militants are placing on the homes of known Christians a letter “N” for “Nazarene,” identifying those who follow Jesus of Nazareth. Perhaps it’s a good time to reflect on why Nazareth matters, to all of us.
The caricature is so tired it’s wearisome to even bring it up, but it’s so prevalent, we must: “If you emphasize evangelism, you must not be doing discipleship.” This is such a patently ridiculous idea it’s almost not worth spending energy to dismiss.
There is a new cultural apologetic that is fast becoming the go-to argument to ensure affirmation and approval of previously immoral activities. And it is an argument taken straight from the Bible: Love.
So many feel that much of their lives have been wasted. Is there hope that a promise originally made to the people of Israel can be applied to us today? Yes, says Pastor Colin Smith.
People hardly ever give their all for anyone, but for a real winner, someone might give up something. God, though, shows his love in one special way: while we were losers, he sent his son for us. While we were at our worst, God gave us his best.
The joy of God: that state of flourishing in mind, heart, and life that Christians experience by the Holy Spirit. It's what’s so missing from today’s culture.
Who is the most important person in your church? On one level it’s kind of a silly question to ask. Yet in his book "Healed at Last" Scott Blackwell provides an answer that is both sweet and encouraging.