Beating the Prayer Bluff

“I’ll be praying for you” has become nothing more than a religious platitude.


Help in Unbelief

You may not readily admit it, but you've been there with me. The ever-irksome foe named Doubt darkens your door of faith, casting a shadow over everything you have believed for much of your life. Paralyzed by the fear of what this might do to your relationship with God, and to top it off, your reputation with those… Continue reading Help in Unbelief

Ignatius’ Final Prayer Request

I do have one prayer request. Pray that I'll have strength in my soul and in my physical body, so that I won't just give lip service to martyrdom but will actually desire to go through with it. I don't want to merely call myself a Christian–I want to back it up when it counts.… Continue reading Ignatius’ Final Prayer Request

Recovering “Oh!” In Gospel Proclamation

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! (Romans 11:33) The word "Oh" is short, but weighty. Have you thought about it? It carries many connotations. "Oh" is sometimes a way of communicating surprise, for example. A waiter informs us they… Continue reading Recovering “Oh!” In Gospel Proclamation

Labouring in Forbearance

I am not the guy to write this article. One of the pastors I follow on Twitter tweets out a link, endorsing an article written by a women whose theological views are fairly out of line with Scripture. I grow frustrated. "Why does her platform keep growing? And why is he spreading this nonsense?" Eyeroll. I'm driving… Continue reading Labouring in Forbearance