How Does Sanctification Work? (Book Review)

To try and succinctly describe what it means to live the Christian life in a few words is an impossible task. It's nearly just as impossible in only one hundred words. Most people would struggle to do so, in all reality, in only one hundred pages. That's because Christian growth is a tricky thing —… Continue reading How Does Sanctification Work? (Book Review)

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The Tech-Wise Family (Book Review)

As a new Student Pastor, one of the first things I've gotten the chance to do is visit the local schools and see some of the kids during their lunch period. I spent a lot of time observing the students, trying to pay attention to how, and why, they do what they do today. As I… Continue reading The Tech-Wise Family (Book Review)

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You (Book Review)

Just over ten years before this writing, the iPhone was announced to the world. No one knew at the time what such technology meant. It all seemed a little silly to me. I remember some of the reviews of the original iPhone. “It doesn’t show much promise.” “I don’t understand why tapping on a screen… Continue reading 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You (Book Review)

The Foes of Joy: Introduction

“Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” The Westminster Shorter Catechism is clear on this point. This is what precisely makes us Evangelical in our theology and practice. To live a life that finds joy in glorifying God supremely. At the center of our dogma, then, lies the concept of Christian… Continue reading The Foes of Joy: Introduction

Top 12 Books from 2016

I am a big reader. Reading is a valuable part of my daily desire to grow in knowledge and grow in grace. You've probably seen a book review here or there on my page or at Servantsofgrace. I have the privilege of reading a lot, and I recently outlined some of my principles for doing so… Continue reading Top 12 Books from 2016

The Grace of Rest

When God extinguishes our light so that night follows day, long shadows spread over our cities and towns. With the hours of the night and the darkness in which life becomes enveloped, we gain the rest of sleep. It is a steady cycle in our lives by which God's mercy gives new grace to his… Continue reading The Grace of Rest

Connections & Affections (Part 3)

This week we continue our study of technology, relationships, and how the two should relate to each other. In the first post, I presented the problem: that technology is becoming a substitute for relationships, an office it was never meant to hold. In the second post, we looked at six core biblical principles that greatly… Continue reading Connections & Affections (Part 3)

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

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