My 20-year-old self bought the lie that flash, position, popularity, power, and success was the way to live ministry life. It is far better to strive for faithfulness to Jesus.
Worship is not a condiment, meant merely to flavor the Christian life.
If I don’t believe the gospel, I will miss out on the joy of the it-ness of things.
Biblical theology corrects sentimental notions of the future God is preparing for us.
This week's links include resources on ordering our loves, what our liturgy celebrates, responding to pornography, and gratitude.
If a Christian can by possibility be saved while he conforms to this world, at any rate it must be so as by fire.
Yet we can take heart in the midst of it all because Christ has overcome the world.
A reading of the early chapters of Deuteronomy shows us that Moses' commandment to know that the Lord is God is not made in vain.
Christ upholds all things such that not one molecule fails to do it’s appointed task. Not one ant goes off course. Not one leaf withers and falls out of place. He upholds all things well.
George Cheever was right: God is against slavery and racism, as well as oppression and injustice of every kind, in every age.
The ministry of love outside of Sunday morning gatherings creates the credibility that not only arrests, but keeps the attention of those inside the church and outside it.
God is too great and good and glorious to forego the right, fitting, and delightful adoration that is due him from his creatures.
Pastors must be able to teach sound doctrine and all that accords with it.
We must have strong hermeneutical standards, but those hermeneutical standards are wrecked if we do not begin with all of Scripture being God-breathed.
The only perfect church, filled with non-problematic people is in Heaven. Be faithful in the present without wishing for the past.