Bring Your Trash to the Cross

God said, “dump it here, I’ll take it.” You see, the stink, the ugly, the mistakes you wish you never had. All of it. Christ took it, became it, and gave you what was his. Your trash for his treasure. He gave you what you made all of that trash trying to find. He gave you himself.

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God Won’t Always Open A Window

“When God closes a door, he opens a window.” –Worldly Wisdom I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this over the years, but it’s a big number. This saying permeates our culture, and to be honest it seems great. However, with some nuance, we will come to see that there is some truth to…

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Can We Make The Pro-Life Stance Palatable?

You see, we show that we are truly pro-life, not just because we care for the unborn, but because we also care for those born. An understanding of everyone being an image bearer of God will motivate us to love, care for, and dignify all people—even those we most especially disagree with on this issue.

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God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

“God will never give you more than you can handle.” –Worldly Wisdom This post has been sitting in my draft folder for a few months while I’ve been thinking about the topic. By God’s good grace, The Gospel Coalition reposted an article by the same title yesterday. In the moment I thought I’d just scrap…

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Prayer

In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller says: “[Prayer is] a personal communicative response to the knowledge of God… [our] continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him…The power of our prayers, then, lies not primarily in our effort and striving, or in any…

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Be Safe: Two Words Exposing Privilege

How have we let ourselves create a culture where anyone should expect trouble and hardship based solely on the pigment of their skin? How have we allowed a society to grow where young boys are raised to think that this day could be their last if they don’t watch out for who might take their life?

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My Top Five Blog Posts from 2018

I wrote a lot more this year. In part becasue I added a whole new section to my site so that I can store quotes from the books I liked throughout the year. Due to that, and not surprisingly, the quote list from Fleming Rutledge’s book, The Crucifixion, had far and away the most hits…

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