Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.
- The Flower and Life of True Religion
Any thought of joy as being the “icing on the cake” of the Christian life, or a “take-it-or-leave-it” fruit of the Spirit, falls woefully short of the biblical testimony.
- How to Cultivate Encouragement in Your Church
Encouragement stands in contrast with the bent of human nature: grumbling, murmuring, complaining, fault-finding.
- The Danger of Forgetting How to Read the Bible
Leaders stumble for many reasons, and while I could argue that a zealous seminarian has little in common with a vain or depressed middle-aged leader, there is at least one common thread: My peers and my students can both stop reading the Bible as we should.
- The Christian’s Glorious Freedom
Believers sometimes wrongly assume: “I have sinned; therefore, sin still has authority over me. I cannot possibly have ‘died’ to sin.”
- “Be Anxious for Nothing.” Why?
Whether it’s fear, or stress, or a full-blown panic attack, we need to address anxiety as the sin it is – namely, a focus on what might happen without placing confidence in the sovereignty of God.
- Eclectic Shock
Now that, I thought, is one three-way gentlemanly cage-fight I’d like to tell my grandchildren about.