I'm always happy to see people respond positively to the Gospel message. Whether it's in a group setting or through a personal conversation, I know the decision to trust in Jesus Christ is the best decision a person can ever make. But, in those moments, I'm usually bracing myself on the inside, … [Read more...] about How to Help A New Believer Start Well
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the Biblical emphasis on what’s called “the fear of the Lord” in the book of Proverbs. Rightly understood, the "fear" of the Lord is simply a holy reverence for God and his commands. In my interactions with students and young leaders, and in my general observations … [Read more...] about What Ever Happened to The Fear of the Lord?
Life can be heartbreaking sometimes. People disappoint us and hurt us. It can be especially hard if the hurt is coming from a person we are emotionally invested in—a friend we have loved deeply, a coworker we have a long history with, or a family member we want to trust but who keeps doing the same … [Read more...] about Why We Must Choose to Be Vulnerable
Should a minister be godly or knowledgeable? Is this even a choice that has to be made? I don't think so, but sometimes one is set up against the other as a kind of false choice, as if we can only choose one. I came across this great quote from B.B. Warfield in my studies today, which has bearing … [Read more...] about Thinking Right & Living Right—Why Both Matter