Renewing Our Controlling Minds

“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 Often we think that renewing our minds simply includes replacing lustful thoughts with pure thoughts, wrong doctrine with right doctrine, or envy... Continue Reading →

Facing Our Reality

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy—dwell on these things. Phillipians 4:8 If the past 12 months has taught us anything, it's that life in a fallen world can get tougher, more stressful, and... Continue Reading →

Some Comforting Coronavirus Playlists

Feeling frustrated, scared, and unsure of life? Here's some playlists that bring comfort, exalt Christ, call for love, faith, and courage, and remind us that we are not God but merely human. The Socially-Distanced-but-Spiritually-Close-Community Playlist Some friends and I put this together with the goal of exposing others to some new music while keeping some... Continue Reading →

Living With Fear Part 1: Don’t Suppress

Over the next few months, almost everyone on the planet will be coming to terms with their own fears. With each new development in the news cycle, some will be triggered with anxiety and immediately feel panic, some will self-righteously "rise above it", and others will be more afraid of what people think of their... Continue Reading →

Not-So-Great Expectations

You think you’re going to have a good day don’t you? You’re determined to not get angry like you did yesterday, to not fall into that habit of sin that you often struggle with, or to not waste time like you have been recently. These things are all great to desire, but what do you... Continue Reading →

Desiring Resurrection Life

Easter is a day where the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is front and center in our prayers, songs, and preaching. This can give a false impression that during the rest of the year we should be emphasizing something else because this is only worth emphasizing once a year. That couldn’t be further from the truth!... Continue Reading →

In Defense of “Silent Night”

Five years ago, our son Silas was born on Christmas Eve. A few days after we went home, we thought he had a temperature and maybe an infection, which could be serious in a newborn, so we went to the children's hospital. The ER doc thought he was ok, but just dehydrated. However, the hospital... Continue Reading →

Idolatry as Works-Salvation

In a shocking turn of the tables,  Paul equates idolatry with works righteousness that came from adhering to the Torah.  In Galatians in 4:8-11 it sounds like Paul is rebuking them for paganism, but the context of Galatians suggests its for idolatrous law following... (ESV) Gal 4:8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved... Continue Reading →

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