I Can’t Believe Spurgeon Didn’t Say That

A couple days before my new book, Beeline to the Cross, released to the public, I found out some slightly disappointing news. I had been speaking with Christian George, one of my book’s endorsers, about some possible promo ideas. The thought of having his help to get the word out about the book was tremendous.Continue reading “I Can’t Believe Spurgeon Didn’t Say That”

Get Your Copy of Beeline to the Cross!

“The cross of Christ is the hinge of history, not merely of human history but of cosmic history. Existence is absurd until we understand the cross. It’s why Spurgeon always made “a beeline to the cross” in every sermon on every text he preached. And it’s why Joel has written this very helpful book. He helps us survey the wondrous cross and see in the death of the Prince of Glory the spring of all our hope and joy.”

—Jon Bloom,

The Message of the Cross for a World of Injustice

Every day that we witness more injustice in our world we run the risk of forgetting the true message of the cross. It’s a message for a world that is condemned under sin. We are all sinners, but it gets easier to point fingers when the media publicizes the worst of the worse. But theContinue reading “The Message of the Cross for a World of Injustice”

The Price of Freedom

The loss        The heartache                The suffering                         The pain The joy         The camaraderie                    The victory                         The gain The price of freedom is great! The blood of U.S. soldiers spilled upon the hills of battle across the globe is a memory we must take up with honor.  I am grateful forContinue reading “The Price of Freedom”

Why I Appreciate Spurgeon

Over the years I’ve grown in my appreciation for puritan theologians like Edwards, Owen, Bunyan and Baxter. I love their preaching, their style of writing and their tenacious stance upon the sovereignty of God. But if there is one man who stands above the rest in my mind, a man whose life and ministry hasContinue reading “Why I Appreciate Spurgeon”

7 Ways to Say “Jesus Loves You”

Jesus loves you with all of His heart! The life of God’s only Son was poured out in loving you! No love is stronger and deeper than the love which Christ displayed on the cross. Out of His own desire he chooses to love even the most unlovable! No sin is so great that God’sContinue reading “7 Ways to Say “Jesus Loves You””