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Be Optimistic, and Smile!

Self-help prescriptions to “be optimistic” when you’re feeling down, “smile!” when you’re feeling sad, and “turn that frown upside down” in the end do not help us...

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The Psalms Are All About Jesus: Psalm 1

The man in Psalm 1 is not just any man. It is a very particular man. The man is referring to the one Mediator between...

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I Do What I Want

The Southern California band Thrice took a hiatus back in 2012, but they are back in black [honey] now with the album TO BE EVERYWHERE IS TO BE...

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Does God Speak to Us Audibly?

Do you want to hear God speak to you? Does God talk to us? 

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Political Jesus: Voting and Trusting

It’s 2016, and the United States is due for a new president. You may have noticed that everyone has an opinion about which candidate evangelical...

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Gun Control and Jesus

Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, Orlando—these places and others now trigger in our memories images of helplessness, terror, and pain. Is gun control the solution? 

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3 Reasons Why Men Don't Go to Church

I don’t agree with everything, but he sure does provide some food for thought for us men.

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What One Black Church Taught All of Us

What does it take to freely offer this kind of forgiveness to someone who has wronged us? And what does it take to continue forgiving,...

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Tim Keller: Do We All Worship the Same God?

In December of 2015, Larycia Alaine Hawkins, an associate professor at Wheaton College, decided to wear an Islamic head covering as a sign of solidarity with Muslims. But...

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How Should We Pray?

Many people wonder how to pray. Where do I start? How do I know how long to pray? What exactly do I say to God? If...