Transformational Transfer: On Bible Meditation

It's mid-January at the writing of this post. Many of you are holding on with some sense of a grip to your 2017 Bible reading plan. Bible reading plans have become their own entity of sorts. In fact, searching the amazingly generic term "reading plan" in Google leads users to thousands of pages on different Bible reading plans. In... Continue Reading →

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My Most-Read Articles From 2016

In 2016 I’ve had the privilege of writing for a lot of places besides my own personal blog. I’ve been grateful to the various sites who have hosted my work, and most importantly, grateful to you dear readers who have encouraged me, supported me, shared me, and engaged with my work throughout the year. It’s been... Continue Reading →

True Passion for God’s Word

  We should all have the passion for reading God's Word of the man in this story. Evangelist Robert L. Sumner, in his book The Wonder of the Word of God, tells of a man in Kansas City who was severely injured in an explosion. His face was badly disfigured, and he lose his eyesight as... Continue Reading →

Suffering and the Wisdom of God

Life presents us circumstances that force us to ask, "Why?" We feel like Job. Devoted followers of Christ who just had the rug pulled out from under us. We shake our fist at God. "What have you done?" "None of this makes sense." "I deserve better." Remember what God said to Job out of the... Continue Reading →

The Presence of God

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad... Continue Reading →

A Memo on The Message

I recently picked up my wife’s copy of The Message (for those of you already rolling your eyes, more on this in a moment) and was skimming over the introduction, a couple passages, and then the endorsements on the back. After seeing many people commend Eugene Peterson’s excellent work on this popular volume, it was... Continue Reading →

The Real Power of “I Am”

Motivational speaker and best-selling author Joel Osteen (also pastor of Lakewood Church if you feel that title fits) recently released a new book called The Power of I Am. I haven’t read the book, and won’t, but from what I’ve gathered from a couple interviews and reviews, the gist of the book is pretty simple:... Continue Reading →

Socially Unacceptable: The Hidden City

Through this series, we have spent the past couple of months thinking about how to socially analyze where we are as a culture, what’s going wrong, and where we can improve, especially in the realm of social media. We have dedicated time to other posts talking about some of the specific places we can re-evaluate... Continue Reading →

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