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

The Life of Samson: A New Teaching Series from W. Robert Godfrey

Who was Samson? A man of incredible physical strength and debilitating moral weakness, Samson was nevertheless God’s instrument to rescue Israel from the Philistines during the era of the judges. In light of these contrasts, what are we to make of Sam…

Calvin Addressed The Same Objections To Infant Baptism That We Hear Today

[responding to Art. 1 of the Schleitheim Confession]…But I reply, first of all, that infant baptism is not a recent introduction, nor are its origins traceable to the papal church. For I say that it has always been a holy ordinance observed . . ….

How God Used the Radical Gift of Ordinary Hospitality to Win Rosaria Butterfield to Christ

A beautiful introduction to Rosaria Butterfield’s new book, “The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World.”

Give Your Anxious Mind a Rest: Letter to My 30-Year-Old Self

If you are prone to worry and anxiety, your mind may need a rest. The endless worries and stresses that are churning in you day and night are not helping you to be better at what you do, or to become a better person. They are threatening to replace you…

Practical Advice for Family Devotions

During the recent EPIC trip to England I was able to hold an event in London where we opened the floor up for questions. Here is my answer to one of the questions: What is some practical advice you have for family devotions? (In early June I will be in South Africa where I will be holding another similar event. Join me in Johannesburg on June!)   Transcription About family devotions: yes, I would say family devotions first ought to …

A La Carte (April 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals that are worth a quick look. (Yesterday on the blog: The Best Argument for Using a Printed Bible) Why You Should Study Theology There are some good arguments here for making it your practice to study theology. “Sound doctrine is good for followers of Jesus. We need to know the truth, which means we must study the truth.” What We Miss When We Skip the Prophets Don’t skip the prophets! “Aside from missing out …

A Good Mystery

Here’s an excerpt from A Good Mystery, Michael Allen’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk:
Mystery may well challenge us. Indeed, we could say it must challenge us, as it reminds us that we are but dust. But, contrary to what may seem a commo…

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God Wants to Win You from Within

God appeals to our desire. It’s one of the great awe-inspiring truths of the universe, from the warmth of the sun’s rays to cool, refreshing streams. From the everyday pleasures of sleep, food, drink, and family, to the special joys of holidays and cha…