John Piper gives ten words of counsel in this fourteen minute video on sexual purity for single Christians. Feel free to watch the video, or you can just read the ten counsels below, to go along with all of the the follow-up points that Piper makes. 1) Do not seek regular sexual gratification through masturbation. […]Read more "Sexual Purity: 10 Words of Counsel For Single Christians"
In God’s providence, I ate dinner with one of John Piper’s Seminary students back in the fall at a Conference. This student knew Piper well. Really well. So when asked to comment on Piper, I’ll never forget what he said. “With Piper, what you see is what you get. He’s a polarizing figure. Some people love him, some people hate him. But […]Read more "What’s John Piper Really Like?"
We can have testimonies that are more or less dramatic, but never one that is boring. When God raises someone from the dead, it is always staggering.Read more "Why No Testimony is Boring"
We all struggle or have struggled with anxiety. We might know why practically, but do we understand why theologically? There are many different theological answers one might give for our anxious behaviors. But in this post, however, I’ll give one reason that I’ve noticed many Christians seem unhealthily preoccupied with: the hidden will of God […]Read more "A Theological Answer To Your Anxiety"
If you are in the process of choosing a church, or know someone who is, some sort of criteria for the decision-making process can be helpful. But there’s no reason to nit-pick until the cows come home. Every church has its flaws. If you find a church that’s perfect and then become a member it […]Read more "4 Questions to Consider When Choosing A Church"
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"
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"
In his book, The Works of Jonathan Edwards: Letters and Personal Writings, George S. Claghorn gives us a glimpse of a taste Jonathan Edward’s once had in prayer: Once . . . in divine contemplation and prayer, I had a view that for me was extraordinary, of the glory of the Son of God, as […]Read more "Jonathan Edwards, Prayer, and A Heavenly Experience"