15 Quotes from “Humble Calvinism” by J. A. Medders

If you’re alive and in the Christian west, you’ve probably run into a brand of Calvinism–or I should say Calvinist–that can’t easily be described as “humble.” This book aims to confront that issue head on by pointing out, rightly, if you’re a Calvinist then having a heart-understanding of the Doctrines of Grace should make you…

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10 Quotes from “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This is Bonhoeffer’s classic work on the Christian community, and it’s easy to see why it’s a classic. He encourages us to live out the type of intimacy that our unity in Christ enables. Read this. You won’t be sorry. If you’d like to purchase the book, you can do so here. Here are 10…

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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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Abortion, Miscarriage and Human Dignity

I’m pleased to have this article published at The Christian Post. With everything swirling around in this continued debate about abortion, the right to life, and ultimately human dignity, it was wonderful to be able to offer my opinion on how those of us that have experienced a miscarriage might view the whole conversation. Ultimately,…

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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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What I’ve Learned through the Pain of Miscarriage

I am grateful to have had an adaptation of my article documenting the journey of our miscarriage, and God’s providence in it, published by The Gospel Coalition. Verena and I are praying that our processing of pain can be a help to the many others that endure the same painful circumstance. Here’s an excerpt: The…

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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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5 Quotes from “God’s Will For My Life: A Theology of Decision-Making” by Jeremy Treat

Who should I marry? What should I do for work? Where should I live? Jeremy Treat aims to dispel some of my mystical confusion surrounding these types of questions with this book by grounding readers in what the Bible has to say. His overarching purpose is to teach us to stop obsessing over finding God’s will, and…

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