His Suffering Sparked a Movement: David Brainerd (1718–1747)

His life was short — 29 years, 5 months, and 19 days. And only eight of those years as a Christian. Only four as a missionary. And yet few lives have sent ripples so far and so wide as David Brainerd’s.

Why has his life made the impact that it has…

Will Profanity Make Us More Relevant in Reaching Our Culture?

Crude language won’t transform the culture. It won’t convict sinners. It may make us more relatable, but in the end it will backfire.Listen Now

One Hope for Unity

We will never have racial reconciliation without the gospel, and we deny the gospel itself if we reject reconciliation. We can never separate root and fruit.Watch Now

Can We Skip the Parts of the New Testament Not in the Original Manuscripts?

The first manuscripts of the Bible no longer exist, but that doesn’t need to shake Christians’ faith. Pastor John gives three reasons why.Listen Now

Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship

Christian preaching is a God-appointed means of transforming its hearers in both head and heart — not only in intellect, but also in affections.Learn More

Psalm 1:3: The True Prosperity Gospel

In all things, Christians prosper, because over all things, Christ reigns.Watch Now

Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship

Christian preaching is a God-appointed means of transforming its hearers in both head and heart — not only in intellect, but also in affections.Learn More

Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship

Christian preaching is a God-appointed means of transforming its hearers in both head and heart — not only in intellect, but also in affections.Learn More

Christ Is No Tribal Deity

All who follow Jesus must find their ultimate identity in him. But Jesus never asks his followers to drop their ethnic distinctions, culture, or language.Watch Now

When I (Still) Don’t Desire God: Fighting for Joy After Trying Everything

It’s been fifteen years since I wrote When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy. I wrote it because hundreds of people who hear the message of Christian Hedonism with hope drift into discouragement because they don’t have the joy in God that they k…