4 Quick Questions About Studying The Bible

BIBLE STUDY MAGAZINE: WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY METHOD? Justin Holcomb: I prefer to go through the books consecutively, which helps me focus on the message of each book. Reading book by book helps me understand how the text fits together. This way, I’m […]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

WILLPOWER IS WEAK There’s an assumption about human nature that is important to have in place as we think about New Year’s Resolutions: people do what they want to do. The Reformation theologian Thomas Cranmer held this view of human nature (as summarized by Anglican historian Ashley Null): […]

The Hand Of The Devil And The Hand Of God

A good illustration of the character of God and the character of Satan is found in a pair of sculptures (seen above) by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. If you go to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, you’ll see two companion pieces. He shaped two […]

The Bible Is Shockingly Honest and Gloriously Hopeful

  I did an interview with Paul Tripp and we covered everything from dating to parenting and all the grace between.   Background: ·      Paul Tripp’s Life: 0:20 ·      Daily Drive for the Gospel: 1:15 ·      Scholar, Counselor, Pastor: 2:45 ·      The Relationship between Law and Grace: […]

Faith, Hope, Love

In 1 Thessalonians 1:2–3 Paul writes, “We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” […]

Love Accommodates

Love accommodates. Love finds what the other needs and aims for it. Love goes out of the way to make sure the other “gets it” and feels loved. Not only is this helpful when thinking about your relationships, but it’s a great way to think […]

Kindness Leads to Repentance

The Family My wife, Lindsey, and I have two little girls. Sophia Grace is 2.5 years old and Zoe is 8 months old. Sophia Grace and I are in a sweet spot in our daddy & daughter relationship. In a song, she recently declared me […]

Gratuitous Grace

Unconditional love is a difficult concept around which to wrap one’s mind. Many of us think (whether we admit it or not) there must be some breaking point where God gives up on us. Even if we successfully avoid believing this fallacy, others’ overzealous cries […]

Jesus Is for Losers

American Jesus Stephen Prothero’s American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon investigates the various constructions of Jesus in American history. He argues convincingly that what Americans have seen in Jesus has been a reflection of themselves. The versions of Jesus that […]

How Jesus Makes Unclean People Clean

Women have significant roles in Luke’s Gospel, despite their low social standing during the time of Jesus’ ministry. This was very countercultural, as women were not even allowed to be trained by rabbis in those days. In Luke 8:40-56, not only does Jesus heal a […]