Life Is Short – Make It Holy

Life Is Short – Make It Holy

When I was a kid, I saw the mini-series Lonesome Dove, which sparked a cowboy phase in my early imagination. In one scene, the herd of cattle is being driven across a river just after a storm. One young cowboy manages to get thrown off his horse into a tangled mess of...
What It Means to be Dead to Sin

What It Means to be Dead to Sin

I’m sorry, but I’m dead to you! That’s how the Apostle Paul urged us to interact with temptation when it comes. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that...
Does God Want You to Be Happy? Yes! But…

Does God Want You to Be Happy? Yes! But…

Jesus, in the sermon on the mount, gave us a pathway to happiness called the beatitudes. God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:3-4...
In the World, But Not of the World

In the World, But Not of the World

If you’ve been around traditional evangelicalism long, you’ve no doubt heard that Christian should be¬†“in the world, but not of it.” And there’s a lot of truth in that statement, when it’s rightly understood. The problem is, there...

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