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Why I Am Number One and Look Out for Myself Most of All

If you don’t look out for number one, you will fall by the wayside. Don’t expect anyone else to do it for you. Thus, the question is if you don’t do it, who will? Who is going to take care of you? Probably nobody, which… Continue Reading …

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

Paul had a gospel-centered perspective on personal suffering. In 2 Corinthians 12, we learn that the Lord gave Paul a thorn in the flesh. Though we are unsure what his “thorn” was, Christians generally agree that it was a physical debilitation. I have written on… Continue Reading …

Loving Me: The Hidden Agenda of Self-Esteem

Thinking more about yourself is not the path to freedom. The self-esteem agenda demands that you turn your thoughts onto yourself. The Bible has a counterintuitive message: The more God thoughts you have, the freer you will be. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

A Soteriology of Selfies: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Nearly two decades after the advent of the first camera phone, selfies remain a thing. It seems everyone from former President Barack Obama to Pope Francis has become enamored with the prospect of taking pictures of themselves and posting them on social media to the… Continue Reading …