(The following article was originally published at The Gospel Coalition.) How much does the Trinity matter to you? If you found out tomorrow that God is actually only one person instead of three, would your relationship with God feel any different? Would it require a drastic overhaul in the way […]

Two Reasons the Trinity Matters


  I always had a strange recurring thought during the jobs I’ve held over the last fifteen years. There was always a sneaky, unspoken feeling that I never managed to put into words: that I was somehow left outside the “real work” of the “real world.” In a time when […]

Mothers doing “real work” in the “real world”



Behold, you are beautiful, my love behold, you are beautiful! your eyes are glazed with sleep deprivation behind your veil — Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead if the goats have not seen the business end of a bottle of Pantene in […]

Song of Solomon when the kids are small


In our previous post we began asking the question, “What should Christians expect at the final judgment?” My main burden was to warn against simple answers, and to encourage us to work hard to say yes to all that the Bible teaches. In this post, I’d like to unpack answer #1: […]

What Should Christians Expect at the Final Judgment? Part 2



Is There a Place for Fear and Trembling? What’s your gut reaction when you hear words like fear and trembling? Is it primarily negative or positive? What should it be? Are fear and trembling fitting emotions for those who trust in Jesus? After all, what do we have to fear? […]

What Should Christians Expect at the Final Judgment? Part 1


A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in a local library and picked up this book to kill some time. I ended up reading it all, and then buying it for my church’s library. It’s a book about friendship, politics, and race relations, written by two conservative statesmen, one […]

Six Quotes from Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy’s “Unified: How ...



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In a society where unlimited porn can be carried in your pocket, Jesus’s words in the the Sermon on the Mount are more urgent than ever: “Everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Here’s a link to a sermon I […]

Fighting Lust in a Pornified World



I have two daughters, 1 and 3 years old. At this age, they spend a lot of time sitting on my lap listening to me read. We’ve worked through The Big Picture Story Bible repeatedly, along with Everything Your Child Needs to Know About God. They’ve enjoyed Grimm’s Fairy Tales […]

In Defense of the Little Red Hen: A Friendly Response ...


If your church has ever recited the Apostles’ Creed, you’re probably familiar with that awkward feeling you get when you come to the part that says “He descended into hell.”  All sorts of questions come to mind. Questions like: What does that even mean? Does the Bible teach it? If […]

Did Christ Descend into Hell? 5 Quotes from Justin Bass’s ...