Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.
Your justification isn’t in the fact that you don’t post selfies or engage in over-the-top political comment streams. It’s in the blood of a murdered Son.
We must actively pursue deep relationships with others within our churches in which we bravely share how the gospel lays claim to our lives.
Christians must hold to the higher standard that all believers are one, a new race in Christ.
It would be convenient if Satan would show up as a talking snake. Then, we could run away screaming or call animal control. Instead, he comes to us as an agent of reason.
We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"
How would you know if your Christian life has become hijacked by confirmation bias? Here are some possible diagnostic signs . . .
This week's links include resources on feeling dead on the inside, pro-life causes, repetition in worship, and teaching children about hell.
The common fault with the most of us is our readiness to yield to distractions.
How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?
How does God reach us when our heart staggers mindlessly into the gray dusk of ‘whatever’?
Feel you aren’t useful? Need a reminder of God’s methodology? God uses the willing. God uses the available. God uses the weak.
If God has called you to be His preacher, never stoop to be a king of men.
The real call of Christianity is to find our love and meaning by trusting in, submitting to, and abiding in Christ.
I would argue that a book is only truly influential in so far as it somehow moves into your life without you asking it to.
If I had a few minutes to sit a new minister down and share a few things I’ve learned, there is one piece of advice that I believe is vital.
In the spirit of charity, seeking to identify some good gifts the seeker church of yesteryear has given contemporary evangelicalism
This week's links include resources on curiosity, congregational singing, procrastination, and weakness.
Even our desires after holiness may be polluted by ill motives.
Declawing the Bible of its warnings against and judgments upon sin is not good for the church.
Let the church say, “Huh?”
All Christians want to stay close to Jesus. But to try to do that on your own is to set out to fail.
The pastor's wife is just like every other woman in the church when it comes to friendship: she gets a choice who she lets in.
There are leaders that propel their churches forward at breakneck rates helping them journey great distances and achieve impressive results. Though they often refer to themselves as “visionary leaders," I would argue that many of them are more hyperdriven than visionary.
As beautiful as the temple was, it was but a shadow of the magnificence of Christ.
Is your ministry an individual sport or a team sport?
I wonder how the resolutions of us donut-eaters might stack up to these from Jonathan Edwards.
This week's links provide resources on interpreting the Bible, true masculinity, resolutions, and Christology.
We open the gates of the year to the sweet strains of the harp of joy!