A New Standard: A Review of the Christian Standard Bible

If you're like me, you already have a handful of Bibles with different translations on your desk or shelf or at the office. We've all got a KJV laying around somewhere, but we also have our ESV's, NIV's, NASB's, and not to mention the dozens more translations available on our Bible apps. So, why another translation? Haven't we… Continue reading A New Standard: A Review of the Christian Standard Bible

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 Transformational Transfer: On Bible Meditation

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 My Most-Read Articles From 2016

A Faithless Israel, A Faithful God

“If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted? You have played the whore with many lovers; and would you return to me? declares the LORD. Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see!… Continue reading A Faithless Israel, A Faithful God

Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible, 6 Volume Set (Crossway)

Every time I attempt to sit down and read God’s Word, there is one enemy that I always find myself battling: his name is Noise. You have probably met him. Noise is one of the most powerful opponents to healthy, worshipful Bible reading. Some days on my commute I listen to my audio Bible, but… Continue reading Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible, 6 Volume Set (Crossway)

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 True Passion for God’s Word

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 Suffering and the Wisdom of God

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

Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters

The Persian Sufi adage goes, “This too shall pass.” This phrase is typically used when in the midst of some unfortunate circumstance as a means of hope for change in the near future. “Just give it time,” we tell ourselves. 1700 years removed from the First Council of Nicea, however, evangelicals are still being pestered… Continue reading Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters