What Feels Like Suffering Is Your Salvation

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”

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

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”