Fewer doctrines of the Christian faith are more comforting than the sovereignty of God. It humbles you in good seasons, provides hope in hard seasons, and gives joy in all seasons. The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is a constant nourishment for the soul. But how do we define sovereignty? A.W. Pink defines it this way: “The […]Read more "Charles Spurgeon on The Sweet Sovereignty of God"
Amid all the uncertainties of faith, one thing is certain: All of us will eventually have to deal with doubt, and some of us will even battle unbelief. So what do we do? Barnabas Piper provides a treatment for doubt and unbelief in his forthcoming book, Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not The Enemy of […]Read more "Help My Unbelief: An Interview With Barnabas Piper"
You’ve heard of Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin, I am sure, but for every one prominent Christian musician, there are hundreds of other talented ones on the rise. Such is the case with Jordan Dillon — a Christian, husband, father, Worship Director, and, of course, musician from St. Louis, Missouri. His debut album, Mercy, releases […]Read more "Mercy, Music, and Ministry: An Interview With Jordan Dillon"
Like the apostle Paul, I have a thorn in my flesh. It’s not identical. But it’s similar. In the spring of 2012, I severely strained my right achilles tendon. It’s been over three years and it’s still not healed. After ten steps of walking, I feel the pain. Tolerable, yes. But it still hurts. I’m […]Read more "4 Things Christians Should Do When Suffering"
It is no longer acceptable to be a Christian and likewise completely ignorant of the ramifications behind homosexuality. More specifically, it is not okay to be ignorant of what the Bible says about homosexuality. It has become the issue of our day. Yet, many Christians — including me, before I read this book — don’t […]Read more "Book Review: What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?"
When was the last time you told someone you loved them? Last week I wrote an article citing six Christian cliches that I think, quite frankly, Christians should just stop saying. Growing traction quickly, I was surprised to see the post go viral (well, sorta, not really), and to see so many Christians in agreement […]Read more "6 Things Christians Should Say More Often"
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?"
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"
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"