This post was originally published at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. I highly recommend you check them out if you're looking for other content that is rich in gospel truths. The worship band starts up and you sing lyrics you’ve heard a hundred times before: “How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure, that he should give his only Son, To make a wretch his treasure.” But the words catch in your throat. You don’t feel like a … Continue reading God Loves Me, Right?
You should also check out the sermons and lectures from the Cross Conference, which was a huge student missions conference recently held in Louisville, KY.
The world is filled with a lot of Moms, Dads, Mr., Mrs., Professors, Sargeants, etc. "Christian" is another label that we use, but it is much more than a title that lays alongside all the others. You see, those other titles can be used independently of one another. The fact that you are a father … Continue reading The Lens of the Gospel
For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace (John 1:16). Jesus is full of grace. Another way to say it is that He has an abundance of grace. But this abundance is almost beyond imagination. It isn't that Jesus is full of grace like Bill Gates' bank account is full of cash … Continue reading From His Fullness
Ever since I was a boy, I've been drawn to the power of story. Whether it was a movie or book, a good story could easily set its hooks in me, not allowing me to move until it was finished. I don't think I'm unique in this because we Christians are a people of The … Continue reading The Master Carpenter
David Platt’s Radical has made more than a little impact on Christianity in America. It’s somewhat astounding that after being published in 2010 the book still receives a significant amount of attention. I say it’s astounding because our cultural and religious fads seem to have a lifespan comparable to that of a mayfly. But this … Continue reading Living a Radically Ordinary Life?
There are some days that I feel worthless as a minister. It's on those days that all of my shortcomings seem to be glaring brighter than the sun. Those boring sermons I've delivered. The students who have left the church for the things of this world. My neglected duties as a husband. The weight is … Continue reading Down in the Ministry Dumps