Though gift-giving is special and can be done in a godly way, why would we want to miss this glorious time with our church family feasting on the joy of heaven in order to simply open earthly treasures?
This week's links include resources on loving the church, equal friendship, marriage and singleness, and evangelism.
If you really want to kill thanksgiving, act like God owes you.
The grace of Calvary will train your spiritual nostrils to see sin as supremely repulsive.
As evangelicals seeking to engage the city of man, what are we to make of this year's Presidential election? Here are six brief thoughts.
This week's links provide resources on prayer, love, enemies, and community.
Since we have been saved by and testify to the Gospel of Christ, we should speak in such as way as to represent Him well in our conversations.
To tell my story is to tell of the faithfulness of God.
This week's links provide resources on critique, praying for president elect, union and suffering, and heaven.
We ask David Prince, "What does your sermon preparation look like?"
Sunday is a glorious day and marks not only our calendars but also our lives. Yet, Sunday is not enough.
This week's links provide resources on limitedness, songwriting, praying for America, the problem of evil, and women's ministry health.
This short checklist reflects the irreduceable complexity of true Christian preaching.
Christian encouragement is a command.
This week's links include resources on Halloween, assurance of salvation, dating, and dreaming.
Despite the harsh criticism often given of them, Job's friends show us how to demonstrate the power of the gospel in our listening.
We would do well to learn how to grieve with people.
This week's links provide helpful resources on nurturing, pains of humanity, mental illness, a prayer for unity, and encouragement.
It is a very difficult thing indeed to be a boldly biblical Christian in elite culture today.
If you are seeking to influence little ones toward Christ, you might find these ten tips helpful.
I hope you will work through this 5-step checklist with eyes open to the impression your church may be leaving visitors.
This week's links cover the topics of cynicism, joy, singleness, and second glance logic.
Confidence in God's sovereignty doesn't always mean hesitancy in moving forward. We wait, we trust, and sometimes, we move.
Deciding what the Bible means "to us" seems like an innocent way to invite everyone’s voice to the table for discussion, but it’s a surefire way to kill effective Bible study.
Be a gospel-drenched seminary student.
This week's links provide resources on the local church, your mind, surviving, helping the hurting, and tent-making.
Through Christ, God has called every Christian to welcome other believers, whether through the doors of the church, in the pew, or while “doing life” during the week.
Join the retreat; don’t just speak at it.
Here's what I think every Christian home library should include . . .
This week's links include women's discipleship, race conversations, creeds, and conscience.
Not every pastor’s wife will be faced with the need to work outside the home. But if she is, it is important for her and her husband to weigh the consequences, both positive and negative.
Every family devotion time isn’t a home run. Sometimes it’s a sacrifice bunt that you believe God will somehow use in the story of their lives. So we choose, by faith, not to be discouraged, but instead to believe in a God who is drawing our kids’ hearts to Himself.
We ask Trevin Wax, "What will the American evangelical landscape look like in 20 years?"
This weeks links provide resources on long-term missions, suffering, man-boys, and rejoicing with others.
To be sure, repentance is turning from something. But salvation doesn’t come to those who turn from sin towards nothing. Our struggles deman we turn and run to the One who can save and satisfy us completely.
We don’t have to base our faith on our emotions, a desire for it to be true, or any other subjective experience. The Word of God is completely trustworthy - Jesus says so himself.
We've been pleased to bring on board a couple of editorial assistants to help with the day-to-day publication of FTC resources and other Midwestern publishing needs, and it's my privilege to introduce them to you.
Love seeks understanding.
This week's links provide help to prevent adultery, teenager fears, redemption & forgiveness, and praying for others.
For most of us, our book list far outpaces the time we have to actually read. Here are six practical ways to help you read more and better.
Evangelism conversations tend to run in many directions. Don't get bogged down in red herrings and rigamarole; keep it about our Redeemer and the redemption he offers to us sinners in himself.
Here are four ways to protect women in your singleness that I think will help us churn out less self-centered boys and more biblically-minded men.
We sometimes expect pastors leaving under bad terms to leave a bad taste in the church’s mouth, but we don’t really think about what can go wrong when an otherwise good pastor leaves under otherwise good circumstances.
This week, we've got five links addressing the emptiness of technology, Bible study mistakes, seasons and waiting, lukewarm Christianity, and worry.
An interview with Owen Strachan, professor at Midwestern Seminary and Director of the Center for Public Theology.
The goal of the gospel is God himself. And the goal of all kids ministry should be to direct their gaze into the splendor of God's grace in the gospel of Christ.
We ask Joe Thorn, "What does it mean to experience the Trinity?"
This week's links include truth about Christ's love, correcting our unhelpfulness, cherishing the Bible, and fleeing from sin.
Open each page with faith and expectancy even if you are a little unsure what you might or might not hear.
This week's links provide helpful resources for loving community, celibacy and the gospel, the truth about social missions, and church for Colelge students.