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  • Chief of Sinners by Terry Johnson

    How might we describe the psychology of Christian experience? Is it characterized by joy, peace, and contentment? Or is it characterized by lament, struggle, and holy discontent? Should I feel good about myself or bad about myself? Should I forget past …Read More

  • A Comprehensive Piety by Joel Beeke

    Piety (pietas) is one of the major themes of John Calvin’s theology. His theology is, as John T. McNeill says, “his piety described at length.” He was determined to confine theology within the limits of piety. For Calvin, theology first …Read More

  • Cut Off Your Hand, Tear Out Your Eye by Ray Ortlund

    Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. This is important to keep in mind when we read: If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better …Read More

  • Eternal Persuasion by John Cobb

    Marketing is a difficult term to define. Books have been written, gurus have weighed in, and countless others have offered various opinions. Boiled down, however, one simple definition of marketing is “the attempt to influence the behaviors of others.” In …Read More

  • Everlasting Promises by John Duncan

    On a recent morning talk show I saw a wedding ceremony, convened on a side street in downtown New York and televised live. There were myriad peculiarities contained within this ceremony, but I was struck in particular by the vows, …Read More

  • A Face-to-Face Encounter by Chris Donato

    At its core, sin stems from failing to worship (or love) God exclusively and failing to love our neighbors as ourselves. Clearly Jacob and his family are guilty of both. After God calls on Jacob to fulfill his vow at …Read More

  • Fear Not by R.C. Sproul

    We are fragile mortals, given to fears of every sort. We have a built-in insecurity that no amount of whistling in the dark can mollify. We seek assurance concerning the things that frighten us the most. The prohibition uttered more …Read More

  • Following Christ by Mark Dever

    Have you ever been tempted to surrender control of your life to any of Christ’s enemies? May 30 is Memorial Day in the United States. This month we remember those who’ve fought to establish and defend the freedoms we enjoy. …Read More

  • For Such a Time as This by Robert Barnes

    There are times when men and women are called to action (Est. 4:14–17). We live in an “instant” society, so accustomed to getting everything our way and in our time, we forget that you can wait too long to prepare …Read More

  • The Genuine Life by Scotty Smith

    With three decades plus change in the pastoral ministry, the gospel seems to be getting bigger and Jesus is appearing more gracious than ever. Maybe that’s because I’ve never been more aware of my brokenness and more disrupted by longings …Read More

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