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
The wrath of God gets a bad rep. Not because His wrath is somehow deficient or immoral, but because humans don’t like talking about hard things. We hear one sentence about God’s wrath and we’re preaching fear-mongering. Here’s the issue, though: we need to talk about the wrath of God. It’s too important to ignore. … Continue reading Why We Need to Talk About God’s Wrath
When Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourselves in Mark 12:31 (and other places), he didn’t mean your literal neighbor. He wasn’t saying, “You need to love those who live next to you, but you can hate those outside your demographic.” Jesus’s call to love our neighbor is a call to love everyone. … Continue reading Loving Across the Ideological Fence
“He that has learned to feel his sins…has learned the two hardest and greatest lessons in Christianity.” (J.I. Packer) We don’t like to talk about our sins. Even as those in Christ—where we know and believe all our sin has been forgiven—we still feel a sense of shame, of regret, of awkwardness when talking about … Continue reading Feeling our Sins