My buddy Amine texted me in a panic yesterday to tell me about Prince dying. I thought it was a morbid joke (because Amine likes to set me up for his clever bits of comedy). I expected the texts to keep … Continue reading
Category Archives: Culture
Over at 22Words, John Piper’s son Abraham’s site of wonderful aggregate cultural goodness, there is a post about 30 of the most misquoted lines in Western culture. One misquote that stands out is the line where Darth Vader reveals his … Continue reading
In the last sermon of our Love Is series, I hoped to provide some practical advice on being a Christian married couple from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Bottom Line: If you are not married, stop pursuing sex. If … Continue reading
In this sermon I hope to provide some helpful counsel on what it looks like to truly love those who hate you and try to persecute you. Jesus gives the best counsel in Matthew 5.
How do you love your gay neighbors? I don’t know completely, but I try to offer some counsel from Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church in chapter 4 and verse 15.
In the sermon above (which kicked off our 8-week series on Love that leads up to Easter) my goal was to help us define love through a careful examination of Biblical principles, theological vision, and a rich understanding of God and the Gospel. To … Continue reading
I get the question all the time from people, “How in the world do you minister to millennials?” This is a rather complicated question with an even more complicated and (honestly) incomplete answer. To begin to answer this question, let … Continue reading
If you have ever read Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages, you will remember that some people in this world receive and interpret love in the form of receiving gifts. By way of self-disclosure, I am one of those blessed … Continue reading
One of the great things about the Christmas season is that no matter who you are or where you come from, once you enter into Christmas you will begin to associate the season with the ideals of peace and hope and love and joy. Whether … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is a strange time in America, for it affords many Americans an opportunity to practice spiritual disciplines without knowing that these are spiritual disciplines in the first place. During Thanksgiving Americans will slow down, pause, reflect, and command our souls … Continue reading