Does the prosperity gospel promise too much? According to Al Mohler, it promises too little: “Prosperity theology is a False Gospel. Its message is unbiblical and its promises fail. God never assures his people of material abundance or physical health. Instead, Christians are promised the riches of Christ, the gift of eternal life, and the […]Read more "7 Quick Sentences From Al Mohler on The Prosperity Gospel"
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"
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"
Dear Pastor Mark, I remember the first time I heard you preach. Honestly, I didn’t like it. I was a young Christian in college and my roommate kept raving about this preacher from Seattle with a fast-growing Church. He suggested that I listen to you, and he finally convinced me to give it a shot. I […]Read more "An Open Letter To Mark Driscoll"
Chapter two of the book of Mark reveals what Jesus wants to give us. And it is something greater than being healed from a crippling injury. Most of us are familiar with the story. Jesus is in a home preaching the Word to anyone and everyone who would listen. Many people arrive to hear him. […]Read more "What Jesus Really Wants To Give You"
Contentment is beautiful because contentment brings joy. It’s not something that comes naturally, but something that we have to learn (Philippians 4:11). The world doesn’t help, as it seems to be set up to only deepen our discontentment. But, paradoxically, the pathway to joy comes through the avenue of contentment. […]Read more "How Celebrating Your Accomplishments Brings Contentment"
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"