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  • Having and Wanting by Jon Payne

    A mentor of mine once remarked, “It’s OK to have nice things; it’s not OK for nice things to have you.” While helpful, this counsel fails to satisfy the niggling questions that Christians routinely have concerning wealth and possessions. Is …Read More

  • Ministering to College Students in Your Church by Les Newsom

    The American university systeme is a life experience unlike many others. Granted, college life stands out as unique for both positive and negative reasons. On the one hand, higher education can be a deeply enriching and fulfilling period in life. …Read More

  • Our New Affection by Sinclair Ferguson

    In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” At the top was Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” Second on the list (presuming no bias in the choices made by the magazine) came the Rolling …Read More

  • Perfectly Human by R.C. Sproul

    Over the past two centuries, much has been written in evangelical circles on the deity of Christ. This has been good and necessary, for many people deny that Jesus is the Son of God incarnate. Sometimes I fear, however, that …Read More

  • Seeking the Welfare of the City by Danny Wuerffel

    Cities are complex organisms. In an effort to truly seek the welfare of an entire city, it’s a daunting task to determine where to begin or where to focus. I’m no expert at cities. Others are far more qualified than …Read More

  • When No One Comes to Christ by Jay Bauman

    As a pastor, I have learned that there are seasons in my life and ministry when spiritual fruit is not as evident as it should be. It is not as evident to others, and it is not even as evident …Read More

  • You Just Need to Obey by Steven Lawson

    Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman who professes Christ even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having …Read More

  • Courage and Compassion by Burk Parsons

    Homosexual sin is a grievous and heinous sin. While it is indeed true that all sexual immorality is sin—adultery, fornication, pornography—homosexual sin is different. It is a more heinous and grievous sin because, as the Word of God makes clear, …Read More

  • Ministering to the Abused and the Abusers by Sean Michael Lucas

    It is a nightmare scenario for all involved: a man calls his pastor in tears and demands a meeting as quickly as possible. Thirty minutes later, he is in the pastor’s office, confessing that his wife caught him touching their …Read More

  • Ministering to the Sexually Broken by Rosaria Butterfield

    Coming to Christ is the ultimate reality check, as it makes us face the fact that our sin is our biggest problem. Every day, a believer must face the reality that original sin distorts us, actual sin distracts us, and …Read More

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