When I’m finally standing in the new creation, and I’m thinking back over my life, there are some things I will never say. Read more
My every sense, member, faculty, affection,
is a snare to me, Read more
I’ve been writing and preaching quite a bit recently about keeping my, sorry, our options open. And why that’s generally a very bad thing. Read more
Christianity Today recently published my article, “Are You Worshiping the Idol of Open Options?“. If you’re short of time, the answer is: “Probably.” Read more
This is exactly right. A great encouragement – and an exhortation – to those of us who are single, and have waited a long time in the hope of marriage. Read more
The last couple of weeks we’ve been thinking about “The Sinner’s Prayer”. I started with a definition of what I mean by the term, and then suggested that it led to at least three serious spiritual maladies. Read more
Last week, I gave a bit of background on “The Sinner’s Prayer”, exploring what it is, and what it isn’t.
Just to be clear, then, I’m not about to argue that sinners shouldn’t cry out for God’s mercy. Read more
It’s been the source of controversy at the Southern Baptist Convention, with David Platt calling it “superstitious”. And yet a recent Christianity Today editorial called it “a work of genius, as brilliant as the simple formulations of Martin Luther”. Read more
When you read Mark’s Gospel, it’s striking how often Jesus speaks of “the kingdom of God”. Carl Laferton and I have developed a short presentation of the Gospel which majors on this theme. It does it using five simple pictures.
Over the past weeks, we’re been focusing on why we should disciple and what keeps us from doing it. In one of those delightful incidents the world calls serendipity and Christians call providence, 9Marks have just published an e-journal on the subject of discipleship. Read more
We’ve talked a lot these past few weeks about the centrality of the gospel in discipling, teaching and preaching. Read more