I Can’t Love You and Tell You You’re Not a Man

I can't love you well while lying to you. I can't love you well by lying about God to you. He made you and He's good and you're a wonderful creation of His. And He's made you a man. There's beauty in that, startling beauty in this reality that the crafter of the earth chose... Continue Reading →

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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 →

30 Seconds On the Gospel

There is no greater force for good in the world than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It changes men from the bones out. It alters what they love and why. It makes men right with God so they can in turn be right with their neighbors. It instills reckless love, unshakeable peace, hope that will... Continue Reading →

The Gospel In Adultery and Murder

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, ‘Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Where We’re Going

I’m living in the 18th house I’ve lived in.  I’m 32 years old and I’ve never lived at any one place for more than 3 years.  I was thinking about that as I enjoyed this feeling I’ve been having all day.  It’s a feeling of longing for home.  For the place I belong.  The place... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds for Sunday

The church.   We have the most important message in the world.  It is that God can take bad, broken people and remake them.  And that He likes doing this.  It is His (in two senses of the word) passion.  It is what He died to do, and what He rose to enjoy.   The message... Continue Reading →

More Than Good Works

The world does not need more mere good works.   Being a nice man can’t get me eternal life.  Having solid character won’t make me right with my Creator.  It won’t unstain what I’ve stained.  Being a good guy won’t fix me.   We are in a much deeper hole than common wisdom suggests.  And... Continue Reading →

She Must Not Be Silent

It seems to me that 21st century Western culture says that the church may be fine, but should stay in its own sphere and not really effect public life.  By contrast, God says that the church is His instrument of salvation and reconciliation in the world, and that, however much Hell would like to triumph over... Continue Reading →

Your Life As A House

I was thinking this morning during a conversation with my wife.  That happens a lot on Saturday mornings, because we both drink coffee and the kids quiet down as we drive around our side of town and sight see.  The thoughts were about people we know who claim to be Christians, and think they are... Continue Reading →

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