Pop Pride

4 Points to Pop Pride

The last thing Christians should be is puffed up with pride. Below are four points to pop pride. Pride is damaging and is at the heart of what damned the devil himself. We would be wise to destroy pride before it destroys us (Prov. 16:18). 1. Group Connection Pride protects us from the penetrating eye […]

Athens

Are We Brokenhearted Over Our Societies’ Idolatry?

Are we brokenhearted over our societies’ idolatry? The Apostle Paul was.  Paul was in Athens and he saw that it was full of idols (Acts 17:16). When he saw that there were idols everywhere, he was cut to the heart. Paul was visibly grieved. He was greatly troubled. In Paul’s day, Athens was home to […]

Law

What does God’s law do?

What does God’s law do? To answer that question we are going to look at the three types of law and the three uses of the law in the Bible. Three Types of Law In the Bible, there are three types of law. It is critical for our understanding and application of the Bible that […]

Lead

Helpful takeaways from Paul David Tripp’s book Lead

I really enjoyed Paul David Tripp’s book, Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church. There were a lot of good takeaways. Here are some of my highlights but you should read the book for yourself, especially if you are in church leadership. “The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be your life […]

Together

10 takeaways from Vivek H. Murthy’s book Together

Being connected in community is important. Murthy’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, concurs. Below are some quotes I appreciated from his book.  “The values that dominate modern culture… elevate the narrative of the rugged individualist and the pursuit of self-determination. They tell us that we alone shape our […]

Death?

Awaking Relevance: Death?

How do we face the reality of death? When I was seven I remember weeping with my mom and dad after hearing that my grandma died. I remember kissing her bodies’ cold dead lips at the open casket. I remember the hardness of her skin. When I was 13 I remember hearing the news right […]

Awaking Relevance

Awaking Relevance Introduction

How should we live and why? This is written for those who think church is bigoted and bad. It’s written for those who are bitter and done. It’s honestly specifically written for one of my friends. I want to awake them and you to the relevance of Christianity. Will you take some time to consider […]

We're Listening... To Something.

We’re Listening… To Something.

We all listen to something.  We all listen to something. Or we all get our idea of what we should do, be, and care about from somewhere. Whether Cosmo Magazine, the Wishbone app, Ask.fm, whatever you watch on Netflix, or whatever is said on Snapchat through BuzzFeed. Should we listen to Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, […]

Truth

Truth is a shape sorter

There is a certain way the world is, whether we like it or not. I think of a shape sorter for example. There are certain places where things fit and certain places where they don’t fit. A square is a square and goes in a square hole, not in a triangle hole.[1] We could imagine […]

Revelation

Quotes from Richard Bauckham’s The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Here are ten quotes from Richard Bauckham’s book, The Theology of the Book of Revelation, that especially stuck out to me. And if you’re interested in eschatology (the doctrine of last things) you can also see my post “Eschatology and Ethics.” “Revelation provides a set of Christian prophetic counter-images which impress on its readers a […]

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