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September 15, 2018

God expects us to tremble at his words, and to tremble over ours.

We Christians ought to be the most careful speakers in the world. We are to heed God’s words ourselves and communicate them to others with care, and we are to speak our words carefully since we will “give...

September 12, 2018

LeBron James is the most dominant player in the NBA today, and some argue he’s the best player ever. He’s earned the moniker “King James.” His dominance, however, doesn’t result from his elite, God-given athletic talent alone. He keeps his body in peak condition throug...

August 16, 2018

One of the most wonderful and hopeful things you can know about yourself and your life is captured in a rather unassuming, simple sentence:

Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. (1 Corinthians 7:17)

The ver...

August 12, 2018

Midsummer. American parents of school-aged kids know this as the season of boredom. The summer holiday’s novelty has worn off. Many fun things so anticipated during the final weeks of school have been enjoyed. Free time has become routine. Parents are informed that the...

August 6, 2018

Sometimes we need a good dose of reality therapy — a reminder that reality is far wilder and more wonderful than we often realize. 

We have this strange tendency to take our own existence, others’ existence, and the world we live in for granted, as if these are just mun...

July 16, 2018

We have a small garden at our home. Usually we enjoy looking at it through our kitchen window in the summer. But we haven’t enjoyed it much lately because among the perennials and annuals we’ve planted, a fair amount of weeds are growing. Why? Because I haven’t tended...

July 5, 2018

God doesn’t waste words, but sometimes it seems like he does. The Bible contains plenty of information that seems superfluous to us, information we tend to breeze over too quickly. 

Take, for example, the fact that the apostle John tells us that the disciples caught 153...

June 28, 2018

God has given you a foremost responsibility, one thing above all else to carefully steward, upon which everything else in your life depends: keeping your soul. 

Where do I get this? From something Moses said in his valedictory address to the people of Israel, which...

June 20, 2018

Doesn’t your heart burn when you read about the early days of the Christian church? “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done...

June 18, 2018

In Luke 16:1–9, Jesus told his disciples an odd parable where he used a dishonest manager as an example of shrewdness. What did he mean? Imagine a discussion about this between disciples Simon (the Zealot) and Matthew. 

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“Matthew, you know more about these t...

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