There are many reasons we drift. Familiarity. Fatigue. Apathy. And pain. If you’ve had kids, you know that one way babies deal with pain is by drifting off to sleep. Sometimes, we deal with pain and suffering the same way. The author of Hebrews knows that. That’s why, when he’s addressing “those who are toContinue reading “What Feels Like Suffering Is Your Salvation”
“The Church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the Church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should makeContinue reading “‘Work’ by Dan Doriani (A Free Discipleship Resource!)”
This Sunday our church dove back into 2 Samuel, picking up right where we’d left off in November. The return gave us a good opportunity to revisit a foundational question: Why expository preaching? Why do we preach chapter by chapter, verse by verse, through every word of books like 2 Samuel or Acts or 1Continue reading “Why Expository Preaching, Again?”
I’ve been preaching a Christmas sermon series based on Athanasius’s seminal work On the Incarnation, and this morning’s opening illustration was too good to pass up. For context, I’m preaching on Matthew 2:1-12 (the story of the wise men), but I’ve been in the habit of setting up the sermon with some fun tidbits fromContinue reading “An “Explosive” Sermon Opener for Mt. 2:1-12″
This year has been a strange one, and I wonder as you reflect back on all the hardship of 2020 whether you are struggling to find reasons to give thanks. Traditionally, Christmas is the holiday that gets all the songs and carols and hymns. November 1st, radios start dusting off the ol’ yuletide catalog. ButContinue reading “Struggling for Thankfulness This Year?”
1 Million Views. I’ve always though this would be a fun milestone, but it came and went without much fanfare. I simply want to express my gratitude to all of you who have read and shared and appreciated my writing over the past several years. I know 1M views is small potatoes on most platforms.Continue reading “Readers, Thanks for 1 M Views!”
I’ve contributed the first chapter to Think Christian’s latest FREE E-BOOK: POP PSALMS. I’m writing about Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”: “No one could have predicted it: the summer of 2019 belonged to a rapping flautist. The artist known as Lizzo enjoyed a record-breaking run atop the Billboard Hot 100 as her carefree, boldly embodied persona capturedContinue reading “Free E-Book: Pop Psalms”
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