God Loves You.

Start your day off believing, cherishing, and meditating on these three breathtaking words: God loves you. God’s love isn’t like the culture’s love—one of transaction or a if-you-do-this-I’ll-do-that type of love. God’s love isn’t a Hallmark love. It’s a covenantal. It’s a love that compels you not to remain in your sin. It’s a loveContinue reading “God Loves You.”

Understanding Biblical Dual Citizenship

What does dual citizenship mean? Glad you asked! Dual citizenship means that an individual is an active citizen of two countries and shares in the responsibilities and privileges of both. The most common ways dual citizenship is achieved is by, for example, being born in the United States to immigrant parents. Or, being born outsideContinue reading “Understanding Biblical Dual Citizenship”

Keeping Watch Over Our Souls

Pastors have it rough. There is no arguing that. From counseling sessions to spending hours upon hours in sermon prep, pastors then get to hear the occasional jokester say, “Don’t you just work one day a week?” As one who “aspires to the office of [elder]” (1 Tim. 3:1), I have a special place inContinue reading “Keeping Watch Over Our Souls”

5 Notable Articles of the Week

When I Recognized Race We can agree to disagree on different issues surround the race conversation, but one thing remains very true: we need empathy. Gavin Ortlund does a beautiful job here: “I wonder how our conversations about race would improve if we were better at practicing empathy. I suspect we would be less likelyContinue reading “5 Notable Articles of the Week”

4 Months Until Launch Day

I can’t begin to express how excited I am for Gospel Smugness: Displaying Christlike Character in Evangelism to be released. If I caved in to my natural do-everything-as-quick-as-I-can tendency, I would release it tomorrow. But, alas, that’s not good marketing (definitely for a first-time, self-published author). But I know—I just know!—that these next four monthsContinue reading “4 Months Until Launch Day”