Is Jesus the Lamb or Not? (D.A. Carson)

Yesterday, I mentioned while teaching at Raintree that the view of Christ as the “Lamb of God” is increasingly being abandoned. Specifically, the thought of Christ as a substitute for sinners, perhaps surprisingly to some of you, is not as common as it once was among those who claim Christianity. The main reason for this…

The Heart of Marriage

I recently had the privilege of giving the “message to the couple” at my brother’s wedding. It was such a joy to see my little brother (well, he’s bigger than me, but I’m still older) marry the girl of his dreams. God brought these two together, and I’m excited to see them pursue reflecting the…

When Church Hurts

  If you’ve been a member of a church for long, you’ve probably been hurt. Why is it that being part of a local church is one of the most beautiful of human experiences, and yet also, at times, one of the hardest? One of my favorite authors, Tim Keller, tweeted a few years ago:…

What is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel? Seems like an easy question with an easy answer, but when asked to put it into words, are we able to? Are we able to clearly present the Gospel in such a way that a non-Christian would fully understand it? The Enemy of Truth There is no greater truth for us…

Why My Son Won’t Believe in Santa

Why My Son Won’t Believe in Santa My wife and I are three and a half months away from having a son as I write this blog. We are excited, sobered, and looking forward to this new addition to our family. The Crazy Decision My bride and I have decided that we’re not going to…