We all have that one friend that consistently says cheesy Christians clichés. I think most of us would agree that this is typically, well, very annoying. This is intensified when the sayings aren’t biblical. The motive behind saying them are usually noble, but they often simply aren’t true or helpful. So, what are some of them? […]Read more "6 Things Christians Should Stop Saying"
What idols are plaguing the western church today? Tim Keller sat down with Jefferson Bethke way back when to discuss the idols that are most prominent in western churches. You can watch the full video here, or you can just read below to gather Tim’s thoughts. In Keller’s eyes, here are the three biggest idols […]Read more "Tim Keller on The 3 Biggest Idols In Western Churches Today"
God has a Plan A for your life. And there is no Plan B. I was reminded of what this plan was the other day from the book of Thessalonians. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13, we find a startling verse from Paul: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification . . .” What’s God’s […]Read more "What’s God’s Plan for Your Life?"
Are your motives behind your ambitions selfish or godly? Are you doing what you’re doing so that Jesus may be made much of, or so that you would be made much of? These can be tough questions. Especially for those of us that are highly ambitious. But we should find comfort in that ambitions for […]Read more "C.S. Lewis and John Stott on Ambition"
“What’s up, fam?” These were the words that Lecrae spoke to me when I introduced myself to him. I remember the day like it was yesterday. But it was 2008. It was the beginning of my sophomore year and I attended a college in a town of about 10,000 people. All my life I had […]Read more "The Day I Met Lecrae"
I started becoming an avid reader during my college years. And now that I’m over three years out of college — and having read dozens and dozens of books — I think I have a grasp for what reading material would be helpful for a Christian during his or her college years. While there are […]Read more "11 Books Every Christian in College Should Read"
“John Calvin? Wait, he’s the guy that had someone burned alive, right?” Comments on Calvin — that’s what I usually got when I told various friends that I decided to create both a Twitter and Facebook account attributed to the Reformer’s words. I think this is because while Calvin is very influential, he is also […]Read more "5 Reasons Why I Created @JohnCalvinDaily on Twitter and Facebook"
Sometimes there are no steps. We are too desperate. We’re hurting, anxious, and worried. Fearful, even. So we don’t think of steps. We just run to God as our Abba Father and cry, “Help!” And that is completely fine. But for those times where there is time for extended prayer, a pattern is helpful. Last […]Read more "Tim Keller’s 5 Steps For Effective Prayer"
To varying degrees, we all struggle with pride. We may not always thirst for it, but a drink from the fountain of humility is one we all could use. Humility is not something we’re born with; it is something we must pursue. Though a virtue, the Bible never mentions humility as a spiritual gift. Even […]Read more "7 Ways To Pursue Humility"
There are many keys to joy, not just one. But let’s talk about one that often gets neglected: thankfulness. Here’s the equation: Thankfulness = Joy. Jesus could have been doing many things the night before he would atone for the sin of the world, but he choose to eat a meal consisting of bread and […]Read more "Thankfulness = Joy"