September 11, 2020

There has been no shortage of uproar over the release of the movie Cuties on Netflix, and for good reason. The film is being blasted for the gratuitous sexualizing of 11-year-old girls, which is beyond vile. I won’t embed the video, but I have linked to the lewd portion highlighted on Twitter here; viewer discretion is obviously advised. Many have come to the defense of the film by arguing it is a critique of the very thing people are outraged… Read more

September 10, 2020

I’ve been asked at least a handful of times over the years what advice I would give to either a newly married husband, or soon-to-be-married husband, and I believe in every instance, I’ve given the same two pieces of advice that I make a practice in my own marriage. Obviously this is not an exhaustive list, nor is it a ten-part sermon series on marriage where the intricacies of men’s and women’s roles and responsibilities are drawn out in great… Read more

September 4, 2020

I will by no means pretend as if having lived through a riot in my small town makes me the subject matter expert on all things riot-related. However, I do have a certain first-hand experience of something I recognize many do not have. While for some that simply gives me a proximal, yet wrong opinion on the matter at hand, for others, this might serve to bolster what I am saying when I tell you that by and large, you’re… Read more

August 25, 2020

I live in the town where Jacob Blake was shot. I live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and have for the better part of my life. As I write this I hear the thunder crack and the heavy downpour of rain, bringing relief to the men who have come to our city to put out the lingering fires. Small mercies of a God who provides. Perhaps the smell of burning will dissipate by the time I come home today, but likely, it… Read more

August 20, 2020

Any time I’ve asked a group of church-goers how they feel about their prayer life, the answer is always that it could be better. In fact, I don’t believe even once I’ve heard someone say they’re content in it. Part of the reason for this is simply bound up in the reality that as Don Whitney says, “…when we pray, we tend to say the same old things about the same old things. And when you’ve said the same old… Read more

August 19, 2020

The truth is politicians (I am speaking in generalities) are echo chambers and instruments for a culture’s desires. On their own, they have almost zero influence to change the moral issues that our country faces today. Whatever policy and chatter is popular in the political sphere is so because the culture has already deemed it desirable and worthy of the platform. Read more

August 13, 2020

If you haven’t yet heard, a recent survey revealed that the majority of professing Christians do not believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone. While it might be alarming to some, it ought not to be a shock to us that the majority of professing Christians don’t know the gospel. Don’t misunderstand me to be saying this is inconsequential. It isn’t. It’s disastrous and will prove to have eternal consequences on a rather large group of people who… Read more

August 5, 2020

There is nothing inherently wrong with desiring safety and enjoying comfort—but the rather obvious statement to make is that the world is not safe and comfortable. It is, after all, dangerous business going out your door. The world is full of nasty pitfalls, trials, sufferings, and things like diseases, pestilences, plagues, and even pandemics. The world is teeming with those who wish to do you harm and things to be harmed by. Yet the world has always been this way… Read more

July 29, 2020

In recent months, I have had more race-related conversations than I thought was possible in such a short amount of time. Like it or not, it is the dominating subject matter in all walks of life. People within the church are not the only ones grappling with how to navigate the current events—which would make one think that the world itself is facing a time of unparalleled and unbridled racism. Despite the tendency for the conversation to segue toward race… Read more

July 23, 2020

I have the firm belief that every single genuine Christian has the desire to preach the gospel. They want to be found faithful to the Great Commission, and a very large part of that is simply because God has placed this burden on the hearts of His people. How can one who has genuinely experienced the grace of God in their life not desire others to experience that same grace? I just don’t believe that’s possible, and yet when you… Read more

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