“I never made a sacrifice.”

John Piper writes this, about David Livingstone: David Livingstone was born March 19, 1813. He gave his life to serve Christ in the exploration of Africa for the sake of creating access to the gospel. He was the first European to cross the width of Africa, and the...

Only a dead church can disappear.

I recently picked up a new collection of writings from A.W. Tozer called “Culture.” (I admit the title grabbed me.) Thought he died in 1963, Tozer’s writings remain incredibly timely and relevant. For instance, check out this chapter from the book,...

“Imagine God speaking to you right now…”

I mentioned this passage from John Frame’s book The Doctrine of the Word of God (which I also posted last year) during the study on Monday night. Here it is… God’s speech to man is real speech. It is very much like one person speaking to another. God...

You don’t need very many.

Proverbs 10:19 is pretty famous in Christians circles, and for good reason: it’s very practical. It reads: In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. Other translations have it: When words are many, sin is not lacking....

What about sin in the church?

What does it mean when we say that the church is “holy”? I encourage you to press through some of this (kind of thick) language from Thomas Oden, to get to the meat within. The basic idea is this: though the church does not willingly love, tolerate, or...

How to make sure you make it.

The other night I read this sentence in Thomas Oden’s book Classic Christianity: “The Christian life requires simple surrender of the will to God on a continuing basis.” There is so much in that one sentence–so much that is true. How will you...