This article points to Ephesians 1:3-14 as a particularly rich way of telling the story of the Bible, and of the life of the believer—his past, present, and future.
This is part of a series of articles on the topic of depression. This article explains how to be depressed is to be entangled by death. It shows that a few passages in Hebrews can point a depressed person in the direction of life
So often, the letter of James is interpreted on a purely horizontal level. But the author's interpretation of a passage like James 1:19 shows that James is concerned with more than strictly person-to-person relationships. To what exactly should we be quick to listen?
This article expounds on Matthew 11:28–30, where the Lord Jesus urges us to come to him and take his yoke upon ourselves.
Your view of your heavenly Father is largely determined by your view of your earthly father. This article suggests ways to dislodge tainted understandings of the heavenly Father and replace them with a truly biblical view.
Looking for clarity on the role of your conscience? Read this article to see both the blessing and limitation of your conscience.
How should you answer someone who asks, "Do people who commit suicide go to heaven?"? This article offers some wise counsel on how to minister either to those whose loved one has committed suicide or to those who themselves are close to suicide.
Do you live with a lot of regret? This article shows by way of biblical examples that the kingdom of Christ is to be regret-free, on account of the mercies of Christ.
This article gives some thought to the multi-faceted nature of shame, and shows how Christ enters into the lives of the shamed.
What exactly does "I do" at a wedding mean? Does it have anything to do with attraction? The article uses these questions to address one feature of real love, both within and outside of marriage.
Likening it to a confrontation with someone with a loaded gun, the author suggests how to engage with and disarm an angry person in your life.
This article speaks directly to the depressed person, and speaks openly about depression. The author gives a picture of the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of depression, and then moves into biblical principles and strategies for change. Though a relatively short piece on the subject, the author capably handles some of its complexities, and leaves the reader with the encouragement to persevere in hope through the cross of Christ.
In this first of a series on the topic of bipolar disorder (formerly "manic depression"), the author introduces a case study, followed by a basic framework for thinking biblically about the topic and for engaging with secular perspectives on the disorder. The blog post then summarizes and interacts with the first of four secular books on bipolar disorder, identifying how we can benefit from the book and thereby help people live in dependence upon Christ.