Resources on Christian Living

Literature is one of the most effective—and enjoyable—ways to engage the culture. Reading great literary works allows us to “test all things” (1 Thess. 5:21). Even reading works reflecting mindsets that deviate from a biblical worldview can spur on spiritual growth,... Continue...

My dad is a quiet man, more comfortable working with his hands than delivering a speech or writing an essay. But this doesn’t mean Dad wasn’t a teacher. Dad’s life spoke to me in ways that I still think of... Continue...

High school graduation is a rite of passage unlike any other. You move from being treated like a child (legally) to being counted an adult, both in society and in any academic setting you might enter. Colleges aren’t even allowed... Continue...

I’m afraid of parking garages. When I walk across these dimly lit, empty lots with plenty of places for a lurker to hide I, almost instinctively, hold my keys in my fist ready to defend myself because I know that... Continue...

"I can’t stop eating. I haven’t been hungry in, like, 12 years,” jokes comedian Jim Gaffigan. “You ever see medication that says never eat on an empty stomach? Never a concern of mine.” Listening to Gaffigan’s hilarious routines about our... Continue...

NOTE: Today marks one year since Kermit Gosnell was convicted. I was typing the name “Kermit Gosnell” and my phone auto-corrected the name to “gospel.” I shuddered momentarily. After all, what could be more contradictory than the name of a... Continue...

Several of my friends have suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought... Continue...

Mother’s Day is a particularly sensitive time in many congregations, and pastors and church leaders often don’t even know it. This is true even in congregations that don’t focus the entire service around the event as if it were a... Continue...

“What is family?” If you pose that question to 10 different people in today’s culture, you’ll likely get ten very different answers. It will come as a surprise to no one reading this blog that the biblical understanding of the family... Continue...

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7 In our first post of this series on thinking biblically about faith, work, and economics, we suggested five tools, or mental models, that should shape and support... Continue...