Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?

Why does human injustice hurt so deeply? Because humans are image bearers of the God who made them. When one suffers we all suffer with them. As image bearers we are called to image forth his glory. When immorality and self are served instead of His glory, we sin. That's what we see manifested everywhere [...]

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 the [...]

Simply Preaching Christ is a Powerful Witness

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to two of my neighbors about Christ. One is a self-proclaimed skeptic, who, when I asked if he minded specifying what he is skeptical about, he said "Just the believability of it all." The second neighbor has a great appreciation for Christianity, but then again, he has [...]

Strengthened by Affliction

In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, His cross and then His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father. There's a fellowship there in the midst of suffering and affliction that produces a kind of strength that nothing else can. This strength is rooted in Christ [...]

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 has [...]

Through The Cross, Killing The Hostility

It's necessary to recall from time to time that you were not always a Christian; to look back and remember your past alienation from Christ and the spiritual wealth you've come to cherish because of grace. Paul told the Ephesians, "Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of [...]