Jesus summons us from anxiety.

In his book Confronted by Grace, John Webster has some great insight into the way Jesus’ famous teaching about worry and anxiety in Matthew 6 applies to our current situation: “Do not be anxious,” Jesus tells us. What’s the anxiety in mind...

Fear the flame, not the mask. 

Still thinking through what the scriptures say about the fear of death. Isn’t this passage, from Hebrews Chapter 2, huge and powerful? But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that...

Three thoughts on death

Three thoughts on death, from Thomas Oden: The prudent person is always prepared for death. Those who live well have no fear to die. Believers do not fear death, but sin. Ecclesiastes 9:10, Psalm 90:12, Revelation 22:1...

A Psalmist’s Guide to Processing Evil

Friends, here’s another guest post from Tony DeFranco. Please take some time with this. It might even be a great morning devotion meditation, with Psalm 37 open in front of you, a pencil in your hands, and a few minutes to talk to God about it all. Enjoy…...

Lions, and the Fear of Death

Consider the connections between these three proverbs: The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!” (Proverbs 22:13) The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets! As a door turns...