The desire for self-promotion is native to the human heart. We are all tempted to exalt ourselves in some measure, whether on a large or small scale. It seems, however, that social media has a special way of encouraging and showcasing one's indulgence in this temptation. Granted, social media is not the cause of self-promotion; it is only … Continue reading Godly Diligence Leads to Recognition without Self-Promotion
As the debate over evangelistic methods continues among fellow evangelicals, important theological questions are sometimes ignored in favor of pragmatic concerns. When it comes to the actual practice of evangelism, however, there are some theological questions that will have immediate influence on our approach to gospel proclamation—whether we realize it or not. One question over which I … Continue reading Should We Encourage Unbelievers to Ask God for Saving Faith?
What happens when you ask the right questions of Scripture? You get the mother lode. Riches pour forth like water from Moses' rock. In the case of Psalm 119, the text itself makes it clear what questions we are supposed to ask, and the payoff is pretty sweet. Here are the two questions we should … Continue reading Two Productive Questions to Ask of Psalm 119
Over the past several years of my Christian life I have found that regular reading through the Proverbs is an immediately useful practice. For one thing, I am brought face-to-face with the sluggard. As I read and linger over passages that speak of the lazy man, my own heart is exposed and I am convicted of my tendency toward … Continue reading 8 Traits of The Sluggard