“The applause of the world is worth nothing. When it is got, what have you? A vain empty puff of wind. They think much of you, you think much of yourself, and in the meantime, God thinks nothing of you.” (Thomas Boston) In chapter 1 of Galatians, the Apostle Paul gives a thunderous rebuke of … Continue reading God Will Think Nothing of You
If you believe the Bible—if you believe what God says in his Word—be prepared for society to come at you with a vengeance. Long gone are the days when the culture simply wanted equality; they are past equality and demand our approval. Don’t budge. If you believe the Bible—if you believe Scripture is inspired by … Continue reading If You Believe the Bible
Did Jesus die for everybody? This question seems rather simple on the surface, but if you peel back a layer of Scripture you’ll find it’s a pretty complex question. Theologians debate, friends argue, and the layperson doesn’t even know it’s a question. So, did He die for everybody? The short answer is No. And, in … Continue reading Did Jesus Die for Everybody?
I love my family. I am married to the most amazing woman and am the father of two beautiful little girls. It doesn’t get much better. However, I don’t love my wife the same way I love my children, and vice versa. It’s not as if I love my wife more than my children or … Continue reading Does God Love Everybody the Same?
Patience is a virtue. This is something we all repeat and, although we believe it, it’s difficult to put into practice. But let’s take it a step further. Patience is not only a virtue, but a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). Though easy to neglect, patience is crucial to living a godly life. If … Continue reading When Patience Wears Thin
Left and right we turn to see people — friends, family, acquaintances, whomever — bend the knee to the sexual and moral revolution. What started out as “We just want equality” has turned into “We demand your approval.” When writing about the sexual and moral revolution, there are a plethora of ways to turn. In … Continue reading Who Do You Care to Offend?
I walked up to the fringe of the green on the golf course recently to hit a chip shot. I had been having a rough hole and was starting to get agitated that I wasn’t playing as well as I wanted. My mind was wandering and I wasn’t focused. Instead of zoning in on this … Continue reading Anger, the Forgotten Sin
“Follow your heart.” This is the message of every Disney movie you’ve ever seen. The movies we watch, the tv shows we binge, the music we listen to — all of it proclaims this message: follow your heart and everything will be perfect. Your heart—which is good and reliable—knows what it wants and will take … Continue reading Don’t Follow Your Heart
Being a parent is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It has revealed my pride, exposed my selfishness, and uncovered my laziness. And yet, it’s simultaneously one of the best things I’ve ever done. Amid dealing with the sin it displays in my heart, it brings an immense amount of joy in my … Continue reading Parenthood and the Gospel
Hi, friends. For those of you who follow my blog via email, you can ignore this. However, for those of you follow my blog via WordPress, I want to announce that I have a newsletter! I plan on sharing more personal details in my newsletter, as I have done so far. It won’t be the … Continue reading Subscribe to My Newsletter