Finding Freedom from Addiction

Finding Freedom from Addiction

Kevin needed help. His vision was blurry and he couldn’t think straight. So, from the floor of his apartment, he texted his sister and daughter to call an ambulance. Once it arrived, he crawled out the door on his hands and knees. It wasn’t long before doctors...
7 Reasons We Give God the Silent Treatment

7 Reasons We Give God the Silent Treatment

One of my favorite verses in a lament psalm is in Psalm 77, where the psalmist says, “In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate,...
Encountering Jesus: How a Disgraced Woman Was Changed

Encountering Jesus: How a Disgraced Woman Was Changed

For many reasons, there has been some degree of upheaval in most, if not all, of our lives this year. It has led me to ask the question, “How is the gospel good news to everyone right now?”I’ve been reflecting on how the embodied gospel brings life-change to those who...
Life After a 30-Day Media Fast

Life After a 30-Day Media Fast

Recently, I chose to do a thirty-day media fast as part of my church’s emphasis on prayer and fasting. When I took inventory of my media habits, I was alarmed to discover the amount of time I spent watching TV and browsing social media platforms.Out of Control Media...
Book Brief: “Where Is God in All the Suffering?”

Book Brief: “Where Is God in All the Suffering?”

Speaking to his disciples, Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Looking around us, it is evident that this tribulation—this scope of suffering and pain—extends beyond Jesus’s inner circle. It...
What Is the Gospel?

What Is the Gospel?

If you’re a Christian, I’ll assume that you agree we should all be striving to understand how the gospel relates to every text of Scripture. But maybe that’s a poor assumption. Perhaps you aren’t certain why the connection between the gospel and Scripture itself is...
The Danger of Not Listening

The Danger of Not Listening

I remember the experience like it happened yesterday—it was senior year of high school and I had just been elected captain of my school’s soccer team. Everyone was looking to me as a leader, both on the field and in the classroom (or at least that’s the way it seemed...