At Christianity Today, I had the pleasure of sharing some new (read "old--very old") theological reflection on a famous passage: Proverbs 31. There's a woman out there who needs to hear this chapter the most: In recent years, many faithful Christian women have internalized the words of Proverbs 31, but I can’t help wondering with … Continue reading The Proverbs 31 Woman at CT!
So many marriage resources seem to focus on how to deal with the sinner we sleep next to every night. What if the purpose of Christian marriage isn't merely learning how to cope with someone else's sins? What if we began to reorient our focus--choosing to delight in what God delights in? What if delighting … Continue reading Join Me at Dignity & Delight Marriage Conference (April 26-27)
By now, I'm sure many of you have read or at least heard about the expansive report from the Houston Chronicle about systemic abuse among Southern Baptist churches, a report which will continue to unfold in all its wicked, heart-breaking sorrow in parts 2 and 3. This morning, Beth Moore started a thread of women … Continue reading Why Many SBC Churches Are Still Ripe for Abuse
Back in February, I delivered this sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit to our network partners. Immanuel Baptist Church was kind enough to post the video of the sermon recently, and I wanted to let you all know it was up. https://vimeo.com/260129757 Just audio: Here's a taste: The Almighty God, before the dawn of creation, … Continue reading “Now About Your Wives…” A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7 (Video)
Faithful followers know that I never post sermons on this blog (Not that I'm discouraging you from listening, which you can do online here, or you can subscribe to the church podcast here). However, I delivered a sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit 2018 in Louisville, KY, and I discovered that what the Lord had … Continue reading “Now, About Your Wives…”: A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7
My wife and I got married only eight years ago, but it feels like an eternity. We didn't know we were supposed to find a billowy field with a rustic barn for an outdoor wedding. We didn't know we were supposed to wear suspenders and mix-matched dresses. We didn't know we were supposed to have chalkboards … Continue reading Is Pinterest Changing the Way We Wed?
I haven't heard of a marriage proposal crashing and burning quite like St. John of Jane Eyre. Below I have edited and shortened the scene where the young town minister proposes marriage to Jane. However, this is not just any proposal. He is planning to depart to India for the rest of his life. St. John … Continue reading Jane Eyre and the Marriage Proposal Every Seminarian Should Avoid