A Book To Help You Grow

Theology books seem to grow on trees. And like fruit, they are either bright to the tongue, packed with smile-inducing flavors and vital nutrients—or they are rotted with worms. Let’s avoid the last category, mkay? Brandon Smith and I wrote an intro to theology, crammed with pineapple sweetness while flowing with the essential vitamins—like the […]

14 Things We Learn About Jesus in 14 Verses

Hebrews begins with an exploding fire hydrant of the awesomeness of Jesus. The glory of Jesus is for our good and our joy. He wields for our benefit. This all-amazing and omni-awesome Jesus is also all-committed to his sheep, his brothers and sisters. In Hebrews 1—alone!—there are 14 worship igniting truths about Jesus from which […]

Superstitious Sleep

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. -Psalm 4:8 Almond milk is now a part of my nightly bedtime routine. Right before I crawl into bed, I pour a teeny cup of almond milk, swig it down, and head to bed. This is […]

When We Turn From God’s Word

“This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them” (Jeremiah 13:10 ESV) Every day, we face a fork in the road. Actually, we face multiple forks and multiple roads at multiple times of the day. Every moment […]

Christ Is Your Life

“When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4) Back in elementary school, I rocked a shirt two sizes too big—even for my “husky” frame—proclaiming, “Basketball is Life. The Rest Is Just Details.” What a sad and dumb shirt. We’ve heard, maybe even used, phrases like […]

Enjoying The Name Of Jesus

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 ESV) Believe it or not, a lot of people today are naming their kids after their favorite Instagram filters. I’m not even kidding. Names like: Lux, Amaro, Reyes, and Kelvin. Surprisingly, the […]