A 30 Second Word to Loner Christians

Specifically, a word to Christians who have no pastors or elders who they will submit to. Who buck against the very notion. It is virtually impossible to be spiritually healthy when no other Christian has the authority to speak into your life. If you do not have any Christian who you submit to, any other... Continue Reading →


60 Seconds On Being What You Love

All men love things, but not all men love good ones. And the way you can tell what a man loves is what he lives and dies for. Whether it's video games or sex or reputation or knowing and glorifying the Creator, a man will live and fight for and exult in and constantly want... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Joy

One of the fundamental features of the Christian faith is joy. Being deeply glad and hopeful because of what Jesus has done for me, and what He promises to finish in me, is supposed to be the posture of my heart. Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.  To write the same things again is... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Bad Environmentalism

There is a certain slice of the environmentalist pie that gives the impression that humanity is a plague. That's a problem. Among other things, you can't believe humanity is a plague and be loving. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons... Continue Reading →

30 Seconds On Being Born

When I was born, I was full of disobedience and selfishness and fear. I did the wrong things because I loved the wrong things. And a man can't change what he loves all on his own. Title of chapter 1 of my biography: Conceived in sin, born sinning. A really miraculous thing about the news... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Kindness Not Being Weak

It's false that kindness is intrinsically weak. There certainly are people who are nice because they are scared or want to avoid all conflict, and that is wrong. But that does not mean that all kindness is wishy-washy or spineless. True kindness is strong because it takes more of yourself to truly and thoroughly care... Continue Reading →

A 30 Second Contrast

Mike Pence is very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder, which, first of all, don’t knock it till you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it. You know, you’ve got to get that baby out of there. Comedian Michelle Wolf, at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner So God created man... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Evil and God’s Judgment

One of the things the reality of the day of final judgment can do is give you comfort when you are confronted with violent, vicious evil.  God is a Judge, and He is returning.  So every finally unrepentant rapist or murderer or child abuser (or liar or gossip) will give an account and receive God’s... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Humans

The Bible forces you to acknowledge the potential, complexity, sinfulness, and beauty of humans.  It is the only window that lets you glimpse the whole man.   It won’t let you cast him as a sappy, thin do-gooder.  Because right there in your face is the ugliness of Abraham handing off his beloved Sarah to... Continue Reading →

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