The Porn War

I’ve blogged about lust and porn before, but I thought I’d put a few more thoughts down here. You should think about the porn war like any other war as having both defensive and offensive aspects. Defensive warfare is not a winning tactic, but it is a necessary tactic. And usually, when the Spirit has…

Nobody Wants to be *That* Guy

Nobody wants to be that guy preaching the gospel on the street corner. Nobody wants to be the guy knocking on his neighbors’ doors inviting them to church or sharing Christ with them. Nobody wants to be the girl who tells her roommate it’s a sin for her boyfriend to have his hands down her…

Our Babel Moment

I’ve grown up in the middle of the Media-Lucy-and-Charlie-Brown game. So I don’t believe anything they say. I don’t believe the suits. I don’t believe the shiny smiles. I don’t believe your sexy low-cut blouse. I don’t watch the news. I don’t read it. I subscribe to no newspapers. I do not have cable television….

A Prayer For These Days

Almighty and Most Merciful God: You spoke the worlds into existence. The mountains stand by your command. The oceans toss and foam because you tell them to. The earth shakes at the sound of your voice. When we disobeyed your voice, when we did not love your Word, the world grew wicked and so you…

Boot Camp #2: Triune Love & Covenant Life

Introduction The Gospel that we looked at last week implies a certain view of God and therefore of man made in His image. The good news that Jesus died for our sins and was raised again for our salvation is only the tip of the iceberg. The most famous Bible verse: “For God so loved…

The Last Enemy

If you’ll be in or around North London at the end of June, you should check this out.

What is a Christian?

A Christian is someone who believes that the answer to all the brokenness, pain, and evil in this world is the death of a man named Jesus two thousand years ago. How could the death of one man be the answer to terrorism, abuse, betrayal, cancer, or crime? The answer is that this man Jesus…

The Straight Bloody Gospel

Introduction I’m calling this Bible Study “Boot Camp” for at least two reasons. First, boot camp is meant to get a man into shape. It focuses on the basics of fitness and health and is meant to train a man’s instincts. Similarly, this study is just the basics, nothing fancy, but hopefully it’s the kind…

Jesus is Enough Life

Second Sunday in Easter: Col. 3:1-11 What is life? What does it mean to be alive? On the one hand we might define it purely physically, biologically: a heart beat, lungs breathing, a certain level of brain wave activity. When God created Adam, He breathed life into him, and he became a living being. But…

Witnesses of the Resurrection

We’ve just celebrated Easter yesterday, proclaiming Christ is risen! and in many of our communities and churches we will continue to celebrate over the next number of weeks proclaiming this truth, singing this truth, sharing this truth with neighbors and family members and friends. This is the good news, the gospel, that Jesus is risen…