But Politics Is Easier…

A man's life will never get meaningfully better if he spends more time raving about politics than dealing with the sin in his own heart. I know this from experience, but more importantly I know this from God's Word. The human heart is where evil springs from. And so the primary source of strife, pain,... Continue Reading →

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Where My Death Went

"The Gospel is that Christ has suffered the full wrath of God for my sin," J.D. Greear writes near the outset of the third chapter of the book Gospel. It's an affront to the sensibilities of our day and place to think that God has "wrath," much less that we deserve it. And yet the... Continue Reading →

For Shame

I used to not believe in a young earth. And I remember why. It wasn't scientific evidence to the contrary. No, I remember. I remember it well. I can recall walking through the Creation Museum here in the Cincinnati area because some Christian friends of my father took a few of us and being so... Continue Reading →

What We Live For

Everyone is living for something. Computers do what you tell them. You punch in a command and the computer performs a task. Microwaves and automobiles and lawnmowers work the same way. They don't long for things, desire things, love things. But people do. They are designed that way. One of the fundamental teachings of the... Continue Reading →

30 Seconds of Thankfulness

I am thankful You have not given me what I deserve. Instead, you took what I deserve. I was a drunk, a louse, bitter, mean-spirited, disobedient. I gossiped and used people and brought shame to your Name since I did these things as a Christian. I deserved Hell. I deserved judgment. You sent church members,... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds of Gospel

The question before every human being isn't, "Am I good?" It's "What do I do with the evil and ugliness in my heart?" You have great evil, monstrous and awful thoughts and deeds, burrowing in your mind and in your behaviors. I do, too. Something must be done with them. Sin brings death, and I... Continue Reading →

Porn is a Liar

Porn twists sex into something ugly. By the very acts it depicts it says that sex requires no promise, no covenant, and no self-sacrificial love. Porn is not a joke. It is not normal. It is not healthy. It is deadly serious, aberrant, and toxic. It tries to make something that is beautiful, beautiful in... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Pain

No one in this life is beyond the the possibility of deep sin or crisis or crippling despair. No one is beyond the reach of life simply falling apart. Which is another way of saying that no one is beyond needing Jesus. I read a 1994 Washington Post story about a normal family man who... Continue Reading →

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