The sheer foolishness of people never ceases to make me slap my forehead— probably because I lived so foolishly in my earlier years (and should have done a lot more forehead slapping back then). In the Bible, the book of Proverbs refers to foolishness as...

I am an absolute believer in the Word of God. As you may have heard me say a time or two (or ten!), “God’s Word works when you work it into your life.” The Word of God is living and active and powerful, operative, energizing,...

Sometimes, God will force a stillness on you. Stillness is critical to our relationship with God. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” The way to know God is to be still or "cease striving” as the term means. And we...

Just because somebody else is doing something doesn't mean you can't do it. For example, there are a lot of people out there who are great Bible teachers. (If you’re new here, you may not know that I happen to be a Bible teacher.) Now, I...

It’s the second Monday of the New Year and a bunch of us out there are starting to panic. 2022 has launched, the ship is pulling away from the pier, and you’re still packing your bags. You feel panic setting in because you don’t have...

No sin has more devastating and damaging effects on the body and mind than sexual sin does. And yet it’s treated casually in the church. Look at just one popular example: Couples living together outside of marriage. Not only is this practice tolerated in the...

I have lots of favorite Bible verses, but one stands out first in my mind and heart from the story of Jesus and a sinful woman in Luke chapter 7. I’m choked up even writing these words, “Jesus said, ‘Therefore I tell you, her sins,...

In a world that excels at tearing people down, Christ’s followers…God’s children, are called to be people who excel at encouraging and building people up—especially in the family of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “So speak encouraging words to one another and build each other up.”...

I so dislike the term "singleness." When I hear it, it's made to sound like an illness or disease- something you want to get away from or healed of; something you only tolerate until you "break out" and become married. I think “singlehood” is a...