Embracing Lifelong War

Aug 17, 2016
“When will it end?” This question pours endlessly into my email inbox. Struggling saints, wearied by the constant, haunting whispers of their sinful nature, long to know how much longer they must ...

God’s Love and Skeptical Hearts

Aug 11, 2016
Of all the things the Christian faith beckons us to embrace, the love of God should be easiest, shouldn’t it? Repentance is difficult. Sharing the gospel is awkward. Accepting God’s perspective on...

When God Calls You To Discomfort

Aug 8, 2016
God has a longstanding habit of calling those he loves into difficult situations. He called Abraham to leave his home and wander around in foreign lands among strangers who, as far as he knew, might k...

Treating People Like Projects

Aug 3, 2016
Evangelical Christianity has its warts and weaknesses. But if there is anything we’ve got going for us, it’s that we strive to keep our collective conscience alive to the urgency and importance o...

Is Your Heart Good Soil?

Jul 18, 2016
Sadness and terror simultaneously fill my heart when I think about all the departures from the Christian faith I’ve witnessed in my short six years of following Jesus. I have seen so many friends...

God May Not Want You To Be A “World-Changer”

Jul 13, 2016
I was just barely removed from a life drenched in substance abuse and all other kinds of depravities when scores of well-meaning Christians began to inform me that I was “destined for greatness.” ...