Gospel for the Weary

Introduction Every man is carrying around some kind of injury, burden, or transgression from their past. Sometimes, despite their admission of guilt, they don’t feel forgiven or feel as though they are unable to break away from under those circumstances. Another example is that most men are concerned with supporting … ∞

Part I: The Name of Jabez

Introduction Names carry significance. Not just because it’s what you call yourself, but your name plays a role in defining who you are. Your name could indicate a particular bond you have with the people you love, or it could connect you to the heritage or culture of your ancestors. … ∞

Dear Jesus

Imagine if Jesus were here with us today, walking and talking with us like old friends, or sitting with us on a park bench. We would ask him all our questions, and he would answer them with love and wisdom. One of the most important questions we could ask is … ∞

Pray It All Out!

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set … ∞

Love and Marriage

An Engagement with Gary Chapman’s Work, Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate Being In Love Is Not an Adequate Foundation For Building A Successful Marriage. A married couple cannot survive on love alone. At first glance, love is the foundation of a happy and prosperous … ∞

My Dream

The Dream Last night, I had a dream. In the dream, I was supposed to be in a program scheduled for ministers. I borrowed a friend’s car (a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, to be precise), which I use to borrow whenever I want to travel in real life. I tried to be … ∞

The Final Say

Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his … ∞

Being Fishers of Men

An Engagement with Robert E. Coleman’s Work,The Master Plan of Evangelism, Part II Introduction Many are busy doing something for the Lord. The question is: Are we getting the job done? It is about the objective and relevance of our evangelistic work. It is about our methods of evangelism. Over … ∞

No Politics Please!

Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs … ∞

New Year, New Start

Welcome back, Calvin Theological Seminary Students! Whether you are an MDIV student like me or in a different program here at Calvin, it’s a new year and a new semester. With this fresh start, remember your goals, whether they were from the year you started or from the beginning of … ∞

Insecurity: A Vice of Vices

Insecurity may be one of the most insidious vices that lurks deep within, and which dictates much of what we do. I say this as someone who genuinely brawls with the temptation of insecurity quite often. It’s a subtle, almost camouflaged paradigm of seeing yourself that dictates how you interact … ∞