Counting Crosses

I counted dollars while God counted crosses, I counted gains while He counted losses, I counted my worth by the things gained in store But He sized me up by the scars that I bore. I coveted honors and sought for degrees, He wept as He counted the hours on my knees; I never knew until one day by the grave How vain are the things that we spend life […]

 

Where are the confident men?

This is going into the new God Guy Bible, releasing next Spring: For a God Guy, confidence is a requirement. Insecurity points to a weak faith, because security comes from what you know to be true about God, not about your strengths. When guys fear the future, when they resist faith and lose hope, they turn from the God they love and decide to live in a world of fear.

 

Are you a gospel glutton?

The first time I remember hearing the phrase, “preach the gospel to yourself” was from Jerry Bridges. He wrote a wonderful and convicting book called “Respectable Sins” that I highly recommend. The idea behind the phrase was a great one: that reminding ourselves of the good news that Christ came to save and justify sinners applies to our lives even after our conversion since we still sin. But lately I’m […]

 

 
 
 

Billie Jean plus ukelele equals awesome

ht – my old college friend, John Resnick

 

Porn Addiction in America

Read it and weep. ht: los

 

Realized wretchedness does not equal humility

You hear it all the time, especially in gospel-centered circles, people saying how wretched they are and how loved they are in spite of it. True and true. But when I hear me reminding myself over and over how wretched I am, seems a lot of attention is, well, on me.

 

The 13th Apostle - Kyle

Not many people know this, but instead of just twelve apostles that followed Jesus around, legend has it that there was a thirteenth named Kyle. Kyle was a dude who loved the ladies. In fact, some would say he was a tad obsessed. For instance, when Jesus fed the five thousand, the apostles were instructed to gather up all the leftovers. The Apostle Kyle used the opportunity to cruise the […]

 

When we hold onto our sin

Confession has to be one of the most neglected aspects of the Christian faith. In fact, most Christian organizations create a culture that dissuades confession. Churches have bogus “restoration processes” that are in print but not in practice. What often happens is more like a good old Amish shunning; “there are plenty of churches around, just find another one and we’ll be praying for you.” We don’t hate the sin […]

 

Bieber love vs. Bible love

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, when Justin Bieber was asked about his opinion on abstinence, he said “I think you should just wait for the person you’re…in love with.” It seems everyone has an opinion on love, but there are so many contradictions. How do you get to the truth?

 

B4UD8 (Before You Date)

Whether d8ing or w8ing, ther r 7 thngs u need 2 kno B4UD8! It doesn’t matter if you’ve kissed dating good-bye or embraced dating with a bear hug, there are some things that you absolutely must know before hanging out with the opposite sex. Whether you’re curious about your first date or want a better outcome than your last relationship, everybody could use a little wisdom before diving headfirst into […]