••• Author:

Sean Nolan

  • Deliver Us From Evil

    The prayer of our Lord contains the profound words, “deliver us from evil.” For these four words contain, in a simple package, implications for prayer and discipleship that could be contemplated at length. The central theme of this statement is…

  • Salvation: Past, Present, & Future

    It is well said by many in the church that the Christian is not who he’s supposed to be, but by God’s grace he is not who he used to be. This well worn saying strikes at a truth we…


  • The Secret Ingredient

    Social media and news headlines bombard us with the truth that we already know: we live in a fallen world. While the culture at large resists using the label “sin” to describe all that is broke around us, the concept…


  • Woman, Behold, Your Son!

    When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to…


  • 3 Lies That Hinder Our Mission According to John Calvin

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution? -Romans 8:35 I’ve often heard that “self, society, and Satan” are the three sources of lies. My flesh (like so many other’s) often fights against…

  • The Mountaintop Experience

    What are the three most significant moments you’ve had in your journey of following Christ? Would you use the term “mountaintop experience” to describe any of them? I have a few moments where experientially I felt a certain nearness to…



  • A Banquet Among Enemies

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. – Psalm 23:5 Hope, joy, peace, and love are probably not the first words that come to your mind when you think of refugees. You’ve likely seen the…

  • Evangelization Through Repentance

    “I almost lost my witness.” These words, said—often in jest—by a former (very southern) seminary professor of mine, often echo in my head when my driving affirms the stereotypes about native New Yorkers and their driving habits. It doesn’t make…


  • 3 Lessons on Holiness from John Owen

    In the West, we’re increasingly appreciative of authenticity. Being yourself, regardless of your good or bad qualities, is applauded while pretending to be something else or acting disingenuous will invoke public shaming. Advertisers have picked up on this and use…