“Dancing” in the Cemetery: A Meditation on the Death of Rush Limbaugh

The news of conservative talk show host, Rush Limbaugh’s death prompted responses around the country. He was affectionately referred to as “the Babe Ruth of talk radio.” Sean Hannity said, “He was an innovator. He was a pioneer. He was a trailblazer. He was a great patriot.” Brit Hume called Limbaugh “a giant.” Representative JimContinue reading ““Dancing” in the Cemetery: A Meditation on the Death of Rush Limbaugh”

Renewing Our Commitment to Biblical Authority

Yesterday, we examined three important truths that emerge in Psalm 19:7. We learned that the Word of God is perfect, that it is the means of conversion and that God’s Word is reliable and trustworthy. God’s Word is the anchor that enables us to stand firm in a culture that scoffs at the notion ofContinue reading “Renewing Our Commitment to Biblical Authority”

Standing on the Authority of God’s Word

As we embark on yet another year, the challenges before us may seem daunting. We live in a culture that relies heavily on hunches, intuitions, and feelings. The emphasis on the subjective has led many to deny biblical Christianity and reject any notion of truth. The witty British writer, G.K. Chesterton poetically described the plightContinue reading “Standing on the Authority of God’s Word”

Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world ablaze in a matter of days. Spreading like wildfire, thousands were introduced to the gospel which is received by grace alone, through faith alone, inContinue reading “Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther”

Called to Suffer

The “health and wealth” gospel continues to wield a powerful influence on many people around the world. This movement is fraught with theological danger and should be resisted and opposed by thoughtful Christians. Al Mohler addresses this troubling trend: Prosperity theology is a false gospel. Its message is unbiblical and its promises fail. God neverContinue reading “Called to Suffer”

Stand Strong for Christ

We are living through one of the most tumultuous times in American history. It seems like every day a new challenge surfaces. We face trials, temptations, suffering, and grief. We hear rumors about the fate of our Republic. Conspiracy theories are at a fevered pitch. None of this should surprise us. In Jesus’s day heContinue reading “Stand Strong for Christ”

A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin

My recent book, A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin is available now! Here’s a brief synopsis. “… But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word” (Isaiah 66:2). A Godward Gaze is a snapshot of a man onContinue reading “A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin”

The Happiness of God – Part 3

God is eternally happy. Over the past few days, we have been learning about the reality of God’s happiness and the reasons for God’s happiness. We conclude this brief study by focusing on our response to this happy God. The Response to our Happy God I’m convinced that one of the biggest reasons that manyContinue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 3”

The Happiness of God – Part 2

Jonathan Edwards helps us comprehend the reality of God’s happiness: “It is of infinite importance … to know what kind of being God is. For he is … the only fountain of our true happiness …”1 Notice, then, several reasons for God’s happiness. The Reasons for God’s Happiness God finds happiness in himself The primaryContinue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 2”

The Happiness of God – Part 1

In the film, Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell is criticized for his desire to train for the Olympic games. In the midst of their discussion, his sister Jennie essentially accuses Liddell of having a problem with idolatry. Liddell utters these words that prove to be the best line in the movie: God made me fast,Continue reading “The Happiness of God – Part 1”