The Child Who Couldn’t Walk (and Then Did)

I just wrote a piece for the Gospel Coalition entitled “We’re All Over-Protected Now.” I tackled our need for risk and a bigger vision of God, themes I spell out in my book Risky Gospel. In the TGC essay, I got to share this powerful story: I recently heard a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary administrator [Read More...]

The Story of Biblical Complementarity: Scripture Is Good for Us

Developing a new phase of a movement is a tricky task. At the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), we’ve taken on this challenge in the past year or so. It has been very exciting to me to see a whole wave of young complementarian voices emerge. Two of these are CBMW staffers. Brittany [Read More...]

7 Steps to Go from the Pro-life Sidelines to the Frontlines

Abortion is a fiercely controverted American issue. Arguments aside, in a piece I just wrote for The Gospel Coalition, I share a few stories from my involvement in a Louisville pro-life ministry that have encouraged me. Here’s one: I and others have seen women leave the abortion facility, tears pouring down their faces as they comprehend [Read More...]

5 Quick Thoughts on Manhood and Sports

I just had the opportunity to publish an essay with The Gospel Coalition on football, “warrior culture,” and manhood. It’s stirred the pot, because I make the argument that warrior culture and biblical manhood are not the same thing. They do not lead to the same result. The article’s drawn a heated response from some. [Read More...]

What Should You Do When No One’s Mentoring You?

Did you see this excellent piece over at The Gospel Coalition? It’s on mentoring, and it focuses in particular on woman-to-woman relationships. Most all of us want to be invested in, but not all of us have succeeded at finding someone to do it. If that’s true of you, this article has a good deal [Read More...]

Why Should You Study Luke?

The Gospel Coalition just released a couple of videos I did with Tom Schreiner and Jonathan Pennington for its 2013 national conference. We discussed, among other topics, reasons to study the Gospel of Luke. Here’s the info from TGC: You can get up to six hours of course credit through Southern Seminary if you take [Read More...]

My Top 3 Top 10 Lists of 2012

The whole top 10 thing is officially a “thing.” Such lists can be funny, but I really enjoy them. So, without further ado, here are three of particular note. 1. Collin Hansen’s top 10 theology stories of 2012. Hansen has done this for five years now. He has an exceptionally sharp eye for this sort [Read More...]

Deep Mind and Impassioned Heart: On the Writing Pastor

The new issue of Themelios, the academic theological journal of the Gospel Coalition, is just out. It looks terrific. Here’s an essay by D. A. Carson that should be typically helpful. I did a largely appreciative review of David Platt’s Radical Together that might stir some pots on the issue of wealth and stewardship. There’s much more. [Read More...]

Dear Discouraged Christian: Here’s Some Gospel Encouragement

If you are feeling discouraged from events in recent days, you may need some encouragement. You have come to the right place, my friend. Two recent articles in secular media have offered surprising testimony to the vitality of Christianity in dark places. The first, from the Guardian, is on the rise of Calvinism in Chinese churches. [Read More...]

Reviewing Lecrae’s Brand-New “Gravity”

Have you heard of the new album by Lecrae, probably the best-known Christian rapper today?  Gravity debuted this Tuesday and immediately hit #1 on the iTunes charts.  That’s a remarkable achievement, especially considering the history of gospel hip hop.  Actually, it’s a remarkable achievement for a Christian artist of any musical genre. Over at The [Read More...]


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