Stop turning Heaven into an eternal guilt trip

The other day, I wrote about how some folks want to rescue the biblical characters from themselves. They often end up trying to justify their

Three prayers for my church this year

I’m not really much of one for making New Year’s resolutions. I’ll be honest, I think if a resolution is worth making, it is worth

Can we try to be less miserable for a bit? Even the way we frame our questions exudes misery

Christians – some specific brands of Christian at that – have something of a reputation for being miserable. And nothing provides quite as much opportunity

God’s highest desire and his maximally glorifying world

Yesterday, I wrote an post suggesting that God was more glorified by the fact that a Joel Osteen sermon was preached than were it not.

Don’t trust your feelings, even your worst duffer sermons bring glory to God

I was talking with my wife ahead of Sunday about my sermon this week. My overriding feeling was that it was a bit of a

Assumptions we make when church is going well

Sometimes, things in church are going great. For whatever reason, the Lord has chosen to bless the work. We are seeing people coming in, convert,

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