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Naming the Insurrectionist(s) in Our Hearts

They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15). Read those words from the chief priests once more—slowly: “We have no king but...

40 Lessons Learned in 40 Years of Life

I turned forty last Thursday. I know, whoopty do. But I've been contemplating some of the most significant lessons I've learned along the way. And so I wrote them down in no particular order. Here they are: 1. I am a sinner in need of a Savior. 2. Jesus is the only...

The Beautiful Letdown: My Story of Grace

Note: A few weeks ago, Pastor Vinnie shared his testimony. In his introduction, he encouraged us to become more vulnerable and open about our struggles. This is my attempt at sharing a glimpse of my story.  My friend Jason and I used to say he was harder to reach than...

Favorite Books of 2022

Rather than provide you a list of my top ten books of the year, here are my favorite books of 2022 from four different categories---Theological, Devotional, Pastoral, and Recreational. I’ll make a few comments on each one as we go. And I'll apologize in advance for...

A Theological Meditation on Psalm 98

Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love...

“The Loveliness of Christ” – by Thomas Watson

For this week’s Crossroads Connection, I’d like to direct your attention to a section in Thomas Watson’s (1620–1686) sermon, “The Loveliness of Christ.” In this portion of this message, Watson is placing before his congregation the loveliness of Christ in his...

More Prompts for Holy Admiration

I loved this outburst of praise in Spurgeon's evening devotion today: O for a throne of ivory for our King. Let Him be set on high forever, and let my soul sit at His footstool and kiss His feet and wash them with my tears. How precious is Christ! How can it be that I...

Meditation on Psalm 7

Introduction Psalm 7 finds David in a tsunami of false accusations and slander. Though the specifics elude us, the words, “if there is wrong in my hands (v. 3), suggest allegations of bribery (2 Sam. 15:1–16). It’s this smear campaign that sheds light on David’s...

Three Highlights of the Week

In a world overrun with harsh criticisms and rampant cynicism, I want to double down on my efforts to celebrate every evidence of God's grace in my life. I want to shine a spotlight on every ounce of encouragement he sends my way. I found three this week. The first...

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Naming the Insurrectionist(s) in Our Hearts

They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15). Read those words from the chief priests once more—slowly: “We have no king but...

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40 Lessons Learned in 40 Years of Life

I turned forty last Thursday. I know, whoopty do. But I've been contemplating some of the most significant lessons I've learned along the way. And so I wrote them down in no particular order. Here they are: 1. I am a sinner in need of a Savior. 2. Jesus is the only...

read more

The Beautiful Letdown: My Story of Grace

Note: A few weeks ago, Pastor Vinnie shared his testimony. In his introduction, he encouraged us to become more vulnerable and open about our struggles. This is my attempt at sharing a glimpse of my story.  My friend Jason and I used to say he was harder to reach than...

read more

Favorite Books of 2022

Rather than provide you a list of my top ten books of the year, here are my favorite books of 2022 from four different categories---Theological, Devotional, Pastoral, and Recreational. I’ll make a few comments on each one as we go. And I'll apologize in advance for...

read more

A Theological Meditation on Psalm 98

Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love...

read more

“The Loveliness of Christ” – by Thomas Watson

For this week’s Crossroads Connection, I’d like to direct your attention to a section in Thomas Watson’s (1620–1686) sermon, “The Loveliness of Christ.” In this portion of this message, Watson is placing before his congregation the loveliness of Christ in his...

read more

More Prompts for Holy Admiration

I loved this outburst of praise in Spurgeon's evening devotion today: O for a throne of ivory for our King. Let Him be set on high forever, and let my soul sit at His footstool and kiss His feet and wash them with my tears. How precious is Christ! How can it be that I...

read more

Meditation on Psalm 7

Introduction Psalm 7 finds David in a tsunami of false accusations and slander. Though the specifics elude us, the words, “if there is wrong in my hands (v. 3), suggest allegations of bribery (2 Sam. 15:1–16). It’s this smear campaign that sheds light on David’s...

read more

Three Highlights of the Week

In a world overrun with harsh criticisms and rampant cynicism, I want to double down on my efforts to celebrate every evidence of God's grace in my life. I want to shine a spotlight on every ounce of encouragement he sends my way. I found three this week. The first...

read more