Consider God. Consider that God is the Lord of the universe. Consider that as Lord He owes no one anything--certainly not us. Consider moreover that we were enemies of God. Consider that hostility toward God festered in our minds daily. Consider that every day we actually invented new ways to disobey Him, in effect giving … Continue reading Consider.
Hunger is an essential part of enjoying food. If you've ever been on a backpacking trip, you know how delicious those boil-in-bag meals taste at the end of a long day's trek. Lowering your pack, untying the boots, airing out the socks, starting a campfire, and pouring ash-laden scalding water into that foil pouch, it … Continue reading Hunger: The Necessary Ingredient for True Joy
What if I pursue the wrong job or go to the wrong college? What if I move when I was supposed to stay? What if I join the wrong church or marry the wrong person? What if I accidentally alter God's whole plan for my life? I think many of us imagine the Christian life … Continue reading Can I Mess Up God’s Plan for My Life?
This week, my latest article "A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan" came out at Desiring God. Here's the intro: We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time. In a world where everyone else’s life is “the best ever!” … Continue reading Joyful Cog at Desiring God
In our social media society everyone else's grass is greener, pics are prettier, and life is more interesting than ours. We feel the constant pressure to perform before an ever watching online audience, and it can be overwhelming. On top of that, we have pressures in our marriages, difficulties at work, failures, diseases, suffering, and … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?
When I was in grade school, we used to do activities to improve reading comprehension. In fact, I believe there were portions of the SAT that were specifically designed to test the student's ability to comprehend different essays and articles. Is it really necessary to be able to comprehend the plot of a novel or … Continue reading The Golden Rule and Public Discourse