My prayer is not for my disability to show you something lacking in yourself, but to demonstrate the wholeness of Christ.
Rather than backing God into a corner, the spiritual disciplines position us into a kneeling position.
If you try to do theological education in your own strength, you fail, no matter how good your grades are.
This week's links include resources on climate change, good intent with racism, strong women, and grief in a worship service.
Learning about God isn't easy on our own; it works best inside the community of faith.
This week's links include resources on parenting, going through the motions, loving the wrong things, and worry.
The Bible tells us over and over again that the way we treat others is a reflection of what’s going on inside us.
This week's links include resources on mask-wearing, your smartphone friend, evil as a good thing, character in leadership, and judgment from friends.
Leaders who regularly justify themselves are forgetting that God has already done that for us in Jesus.
We savor the times when a passage soothes our fears, but how do we respond when Scripture confronts our sinfulness?
When we live with open hands, we reflect the generosity of our God.
This week's links include resources on joy in the morning, children and the Bible, lamenting for real people, same-sex attraction, and anxiety.
Your church doesn't need to be preoccupied with vision; it needs to be serious about the Bible.
Guarding your ministry through sound stewardship can benefit both your home life and your ministry.
This week's links include resources on race, anxiety and creatives, soulful living, and marks of humility.
Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately. And avoid letting debt become a ministry killer.
Attractional methods fail to work because they're simply a veneer for insecurity.
This week's links include resources on husband leadership, missionaries and conflict, repentance, weary anti-racist workers, and selfie-centered worship.
Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we were honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought
In our preaching, let us find ourselves winded by the pace at which we get to Christ.
When it comes to our children's salvation, we must be careful that our eagerness does not overcome their readiness.
This week's links include resources on apologetics, social media, a pastor's personal life, sabbath, and missionary confusions.
Six things I was reminded of when I sought the congregation's feedback on my preaching.
This week's links include resources on delayed adulthood, purity with young women, women's discipleship, a theology of home, and the struggle of reading the Bible.
Don’t just look for a church that is like the churches you have already been acquainted with.
I was bitter because theological education was stealing time I thought was due me.
The church doesn't just need more leaders; it needs more leaders who are pursuing godliness.
This week's links include resources on loving your church, Proverbs 31, service, and word-centered discipleship.
Our attempts to improve Christian worship may, in fact, distract from it. Often, less actually is more. There can be a beauty in simplicity.
Powerful preaching and fruitful ministry on the mission field depend on the prayers of God’s people.
Hang in there, Sam. The church has been through some pretty dark times, but she’s beautiful.
This week's links include resources on the law, single working women, culture and counseling, and Christians at work.
Men, if we want our country and community to change, if we want to see people come to Jesus, we have to be spiritual leaders who are leading out in prayer.
We need strong words from one another because the glory of Jesus is too wonderful to miss out on.
In our efforts to encourage discipleship in the local church, be open to different ways God might choose to influence you.
This week's links include resources on parenting, hospitality, the pastor as steward and soldier, corporate confession, and Jesus and our grammar.
Learn from the past, while running to Jesus.
If you’re thinking about giving up on church, reconsider. Don't be fooled by the idea that you're better off with the body.
Read the book Matt Chandler says "demystifies discipleship."
This week's links include resources on quick-fix phrases, the infertile couple, distraction in prayer, and children's personalities.
Your paper Bible could be precious and useful to you in ways that a digital Bible never could.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would prompt others to take a risk and answer your inquiries honestly, even when it’s uncomfortable.
Singleness on its own terms is not a problem. In Scripture, it’s an opportunity.
It is not about your house or your meal; it is about the Christ-centered fellowship that takes place at your house over your meal.
This week's links include resources on marriage, smart women, expository teaching, and frienship.
The home is where stories are taught, faith is worked out, neighbors are heard, plates are filled, and where sojourners can find rest.
This week's links include resources on pain, union with Christ, dying, students and missions, and historical evidence of Jesus.
True love makes obedience a joy-filled pleasure.
Blending age-groups in our ministries helps us accurately represent the diverse spiritual family that God has given us.
As much as reading the Bible is an intellectual exercise, gaining knowledge shouldn’t be the main reason we read it.