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.”
In this #TwoMinuteTuesday video, I talk about the active and passive obedience of Jesus Christ. Enjoy!
We have been saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to Scripture alone, for the glory of God alone. If one were to say, “Tell me your Protestant without telling me your Protestant,” I believe a good way to answer that would be to explain the five solas, like the aboveContinue reading “Introducing the Five Solas”
I am going to attempt to do a new thing at my blog, where each Tuesday I create a two minute video where I encourage, edify, or bless listeners in some type of way. In the below video, I talk about what it means to be citizens of Heaven.
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”
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”
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”
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 You’ve been in this situation plenty of times before. Your spouse is simply too fickle. He can’t make up his mind; she doesn’t really knowContinue reading “If God Could Change”
One of my biggest pitfalls in the writing process is I’m too quick. I get a thought in my head, write them down in my notes like my life depends on it, and then give it a round or two of quick editing. And then, once I publish it, I still notice a couple ofContinue reading “A Slight Change to Theology & Life”
Frustratingly prevalent on Twitter these days is the fleshly stench of slander and belittlement of other Christians. Rummaging through Twitter the other day, I quickly stopped my thumb from scrolling more because I noticed that somebody shared what was a list of names deemed “woke.” In this tweet thread, the person explained we should notContinue reading “A Call for Gracious Calvinists”