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"
These are the top books I read in 2014, though they may not have been published in 2014. 10. The Bookends of the Christian Life, by Jerry Bridges. This book is vintage Bridges — ruthlessly gospel-centered. It was a book that did more reminding than instructing, but the remembrance brought great joy. 9. It Happens After Prayer, by […]Read more "My Top 10 Books of 2014"
Sometimes we look to someone’s life and we envy their platform and status. We say, “I wish I had their life!” If we’re struggling with pride, we may even say, “Hey, I can do a better job than that person.” We are quick to make assumptions. We see the success, but we don’t see the […]Read more "John Calvin and His Afflictions"
We’ve heard it before: The truth will set you free. This is true. And also some of the most misquoted words of Jesus. This saying originally came from Jesus in the Gospel of John, “. . . and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Some secular avenues love this verse without even originally […]Read more "The Truth Will Not Set You Free"
Tupac and Biggie, Eminem, Andre 3000, Nas and Jay-Z. As far as I can remember, I’ve always loved Hip-Hop music. I grew up in St. Louis and the music genre of choice was usually Hip-Hop. I listened to it before football games, before work, in the car, after school, almost incessantly. Hip-Hop makes my soul […]Read more "How I Feel About The Expanding Christian Hip-Hop Movement"
We look at the girl who is beautiful, outgoing, popular and fashionable and say, “There’s no way she can be humble.” But what does humility look like? The issue is not so much that our definition is wrong, but that our description is wrong. We have misconceptions and preconceived notions of what humility should look […]Read more "Why Your Description of Humility is Wrong"