Happy Opening Day

While it’s a blustery spring day outside here in Moscow, I just wanted to make mention of some of my favorite Lenten cheer every year: the opening day of Major League Baseball. Just warms my heart. I wish you and your team the best in this new season, and may the coming months be full…

Salvation is God

The gospel is not a way to get people into heaven; it is a way to get them to God. It’s a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. -John Piper

Accidents or Assignments?

… if you believe that God is sovereign and that he will never let anything into your life unless it can be used for good, you will see conflicts not as accidents but as assignments… -Ken Sande, The Peacemaker, 64.

Cut Off Their Heads

Beheading your darling sins from Canon Wired on Vimeo.

Perhaps Why We Need All Three

Premillenialism teaches us to long for the return of Christ and the consummation of all things. Amillenialism teaches us that the Kingdom is not yet fully here and that we struggle and suffer in the midst of sin and death. Postmillenialism teaches us that the Kingdom has been established already in Christ and to work…

Fasting because of Easter

Because Christ is Risen, we fast, waiting for the coming return of the Bridegroom. -Bradley Nassif

We Are Not Here as Tourists

It’s sometimes easy to think that the Church is a club that meets on Sundays and perhaps once or twice more during the week. We’re all friends so we hang out together and share meals from time to time. It’s sometimes easy to forget that the Church is the invasion of this world by heaven….

Intent on Healing

When we gather together as believers, God promises to be in our midst, and when we gather here together at His table, God promises to meet us. But this table is always a table of judgment. Here at this table, God judges sin and darkness in order to forgive sin, in order to shine His…

Grace For Those Who Want It

One of the most important doctrines in Scripture is the doctrine of original sin. The Heidelberg Catechism summarizes this teaching of Scripture saying, “I have a natural tendency to hate God and my neighbor.” But because we have this tendency inherited from Adam we take precautions against having this doctrine have its free way in…

Free Book on Missions

Friends have recently recommended this book on foreign missions. You can currently request a free copy here.