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  • Point, Shoot, Forget

    The high-resolution cameras built into our phones are simply one of the most incredible blessings of the digital age—convenient, portable, and potent. But they also raise three questions. First, we need to think about the social capacity of our phones…

  • The Problem of Unity in the Church

    It was time to eat, or so I thought. I came home at 5:30pm, ready for dinner with my new bride. She had agreed to make dinner, yet when I came home she was not scurrying around the kitchen putting…


  • Making Disciples at Home

    Make disciples. That is what Jesus has called the church to do. Making disciples means reaching the lost and equipping believers to declare and display the gospel in all of life—even parenting. God has entrusted parents with children to raise and…


  • Creative Father, Creative Children

    I’ve heard more than once that creativity is a genetic trait, and I think that’s probably true. I’ve seen it in my own childhood when my mother, a police officer, would spend her scant free time painting and sketching. Both…


  • Here I Raise My Ebenezer

    I was raised in the cessationist tradition, which means I was taught to never believe God was speaking to me other than through His words in the Bible. No seeing signs in the shapes in the clouds, no hearing calls…

  • The Gospel Doesn’t Accommodate

    The gospel is unaccommodating. That is not to say that the gospel isn’t powerful, but it isn’t putty to be formed in our subjective hands. God didn’t send Messiah to come and barter a deal with partisan politics—you know, the…



  • A Fate Worse Than Eating Dog Food

    There’s a haunting scene in the newest season of The Walking Dead that has stuck with me. After being captured by enemies, Daryl, a beloved character, is placed in a small cell. He is fed—and viewers are intentionally shown—dog food…

  • Christ: The Only Agent of Change

    Recently, my small group decided that we needed to renew our efforts to dig deeper into community with one another. Two of the primary ways we planned on doing this are by praying toward that end and by learning to…


  • The Resurrection Seed

    This article is excerpted from our latest release A Guide for Holy Week: The Last Days of King Jesus. Get your copy today! The events of holy week were a roller coaster ending in a terrifying dip into darkness. The Savior…