In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Leigh Stein, a non-religious millennial, asks this insightful question: “How did Instagrammers become [millennials’] moral authorities?” As social-media celebrities and influencers connect online with millennials searching for hope, they easily become quasi-spiritual leaders. Stein calls them “Instavangelists” because they use social-media platforms like Instagram to pedal their…‘Instavangelists’ … Continue reading ‘Instavangelists’ Are Making Disciples. Are You?
It’s hard for me to believe it, but today is exactly six months since Nick went to heaven. In some ways it feels like more than that, but in so many more it feels like less. Six months ago we were a family of five and looking forward to soon being a family of six … Continue reading A Family Update, Six Months Later
At the end of the most difficult twelve-month period in the history of air travel, Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta Airlines, is sounding a note of optimism. Celebrating the steady rise in bookings and the gradual return to normal passenger volumes, he recently said, “As the case counts are coming down in meaningful levels … Continue reading Don’t Reclaim Your Life
"Hidden among the nine shining fruit of the Spirit is a virtue some men might find bland. Compared to other marks of Christlikeness, its grandeur may seem small; its glory, dim. The labor required to cultivate this grace can feel unequal to the rewards it offers. Many of us are tempted to forsake the pursuit … Continue reading The World Needs More Faithful Men
No one has ever loved himself as much as Jesus. Let me explain. Some of the greatest gifts God gave to humanity have been skewed horribly with the entrance of sin. The love of self after the fall is a complex idea for us as Christians to understand. We are inundated constantly with unbelieving philosophies…No … Continue reading No One Loved Himself Like Jesus
The book Piercing Heaven shares some wonderful prayers from the Puritans. This is one of the first and, to my mind, one of the best prayers in the collection. Lord, I would be the most miserable person in the world if my hopes were only in this life. Why? Because I am hopeless without Christ’s … Continue reading No Hope Without Christ’s Righteousness