If Luther was right that "all of life is repentance," then a non-repenter is a non-believer.
From the moment Tristan first stepped into my car on the way to the coffee shop, he seemed burdened. We ordered drinks, sat down, and the whole situation came pouring out. He was confused about why he continued to look at pornography even though he didn’t want to. Together, we began to unpack the broken story he was trusting in.
Do not be discouraged at this daunting task, rather, be encouraged that we have such a tremendously deep and rich resource from which to draw.
This is isn't a post about how I have the perfect formula to manage a busy life in seminary, or how I have this figured out. This is just a post to encourage fellow family men in seminary with full plates.
This mystery is grasp-able because it itself comes near and grasps.
Our valley has been long, and we are still in it. We do not know when we will begin to climb the hills again. But we do know our God.
Knowledge is a hindrance when we allow it alone to guide us.
Singleness might be a waiting season, but it doesn’t need to be a wasted season.
I’m convinced these nine things are must-haves for anyone leading a congregation in song week after week.
The core of every person’s testimony is the exactly the same—grace, which is Christ + nothing.