What repentance looks like

Some notes I took on a sermon from Tim Keller on Psalm 51: Sin is not just breaking God’s word, but trampling on his heart. The path to wholeness is life changing, character forming, and freedom engendering repentance: Stop • being in denial. (You are capable of doing any wrong…

The Land of My Sojourn: Looking Back on Twenty Years

Mike Cosper waxes reminiscent on 20 years of church planting with Sojourn: The fervor of youth and the fresh vigor of faith makes it feel like you’ve stumbled into some unknown land, a place that the generation ahead of you missed somehow. It isn’t arrogance that makes you…

A bad bargain

Peter Wehner for The Atlantic: What many of us within the Christian faith need to do better than we have—what I can do better than I have—is assert less of myself and more of God. If more followers of Jesus did that, if I did that, it would…

Unanswered prayer

There is ultimately no such thing as unanswered prayer. If the answer at first is “no” or “not yet,” it is because he gives us what we want in ways better than we asked.— Tim and Kathy Keller, meditation on Psalm 102 from The Songs of Jesus…

Log off

Elizabeth Bruenig on (currently my favorite podcast) The Argument: I don't think we're particularly well designed to cope with getting news of the entire world updated every ten minutes on a live stream. I think it's extremely stressful; it's too much true information. And I think it can lead to…

"Every Christian in America is political"

Every Christian in America is political. This is unavoidable. It is the privilege and burden of citizenship. We can choose to not exercise the duties of citizenship, but that does not mean we do not have them. —Compassion & Conviction, p. 3…

Anthony Fauci’s Boss on Why Things Could Be Much Better Soon

Francis Collins, literally the top scientist in the land: We Americans tend to be pioneers in individual behavior, but this is a time for individuals to moderate their behavior. It’s one of the great tragedies of this current moment that scientifically based public-health measures have somehow been captured as…

On structural racism

Andrew Wilson: Christians, of all people, should know that evil is held in place not just by the flesh (the sinful self), or even the devil (and associated demonic powers), but also by the world: the structures and systems of human power that perpetuate injustice, idolatry and immorality. It seems…

security and grace

Friends, I’ve yet to find anything else like it: The Christian gospel supplies both the security to boldly stand against injustice and the grace to humbly forgo cancel culture.…