Why Doubt Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

In Mark 9v24, a desperate man prayed a desperate prayer: “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!” This 2,000-year-old prayer has become a mantra of our skeptical age. According to James K.A. Smith, believing doesn’t come easy anymore: “We don’t believe instead of doubting; we believe while doubting. We’re all Thomas […]

When Faith Fails

What “Your Kingdom Come” Really Means

Here is one very practical recommendation for engaging the kingdom of God afresh. It is simply this: pray the Lord’s Prayer. I encourage this not just because I believe the prayer contains the “how and why” of our existence but also because Jesus commands us to pray the prayer in […]

Feeling Overcommitted? Here’s Some Practical Wisdom

A married father with two kids is living at maximum capacity. Between work and family, trying to be a good husband and father, his plate is full. Now, add to this his hatred of disappointing people and his love of having fun. He prefers saying yes and resists saying no. […]

Should You Learn Biblical Greek? Consider This…

The main purpose of writing the new Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, Fourth Edition is to help you to understand better and to communicate more clearly the Word of God. This must be kept in mind at all times. It should motivate you, encourage you when you are frustrated, and […]

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar

Scripture’s Motivation to Seek Racial and Ethnic Unity Right Now

“These words are a call to abandon complicit Christianity and move toward courageous Christianity.” History and Scripture teaches us that there can be no reconciliation without repentance. There can be no repentance without confession. And there can be no confession without truth. Although activists have achieved a remarkable amount of […]

The Color of Compromise

Pastor, Lose Your Swag and Embrace Your Limp

Not long ago, I failed miserably at practicing what I preach. I committed a very hurtful sin with my tongue, to which my wife responded, “Out of the heart, the mouth speaks.” She then told me what I already knew. My sharp words were a betrayal of my calling as […]