Holy Spirit

What the Disciples Got Wrong about Jesus

​"Nevertheless, I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you but if I go, I will send him to you” (John 16:7). What could be so wonderful that it actually justifies Jesus leaving?​


How to Pray When You’re Struggling to Understand the Bible

Prayer is the means by which we implore the Holy Spirit to take up residence in our study time.​Without prayer, our study is...

GospelJesus Christ

What Does ‘I Will Never Leave you nor Forsake you’ mean?

God never promises us financial freedom or earthly riches. He calls us to be content with the daily bread he gives and secured by the knowledge of his perpetual presence in our lives. He himself has said...


Come and See. Then Go and Tell.

The evidence for the resurrection is clear for all who want to see it...


11 Practical Ways to Reduce Digital Consumption

I am convinced—from scientific research, from personal experience, and from counseling teens—that any attempt to replace anxiety...


Raising Children in the Word: 3 Things to Remember, 5 Things to Do

Here are three things I try to remember, and five things we are trying to do, in raising children who have an understanding and appreciation of who our great God is.​


What Does It Mean to Submit to One Another in Ephesians 5?

"Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ."

Spiritual Growth

The High Stakes of a Hard Heart

You know what’s terrifying? A hard heart. It’s something I...


We Need to Lament to Begin Healing

Lament enters the complicated space of deep disappointment and lingering hurt. It boldly reaffirms the trustworthiness of God. But first we need...

Your Conscience Is a Gift from God. But It’s Not God.

When Paul talks about wisdom in areas where Scripture is not clear, he makes it clear that unity is more important than uniformity. Many Christians would agree. But this is...