‘Work’ by Dan Doriani (A Free Discipleship Resource!)

“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!)”

Why Expository Preaching, Again?

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?”

An “Explosive” Sermon Opener for Mt. 2:1-12

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″

Free E-Book: Pop Psalms

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”