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...


Busting the Myth of Human Omnipotence

Physical strength, beauty, wealth, and charisma—these are just a few of the most obvious sources of power we chase. We suspect that those who possess them are the recipients of divine favor, and that those who lack them are the objects of divine displeasure. 


Why Honeymoons Never Last

It happens sooner or later in every relationship: someone will let you down. We have a term for the earliest stages of a relationship: the “honeymoon phase”—that rosy time period when everything but disappointment seems possible. We love the honeymoon phase because it requires no effort.


Why Bible Study Should Always Lead to Worship

"Anytime we spend time gazing at who God is as he’s described in the Scriptures, we cannot help but be drawn into worship."


The Best Reason to Read the Bible

There’s really never been a truer statement than, "To know him is to love him."


7 Things to Avoid When Teaching Bible Study

Knowing that they will think critically about my teaching holds me accountable to avoid seven common teaching pitfalls. ​


When Studying the Bible, Don’t Follow Your Heart

The heart, as it is spoken of in Scripture, is the seat of the will and emotions.​


The Better Question Believers Should Ask about God’s Will

For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pose is not “What should I do?” but “Who should I be?” There is a better question.

Spiritual Growth

What Freedom From Sin Looks Like in This Life

Sin has this way of reinventing itself and reentering the room just when we think we’ve gotten the door shut.


10 Things You Should Know about God’s Incommunicable Attributes

His incommunicable attributes belong to him alone. They are true of him and no other.