Sermons and Hymnwriting

The hymns of an era often mirror the quality of that era’s sermons. Isaac Watts and John Newton belonged to an era of expository sermons, an era of rich and deep reflections on a passage of Scripture. Their hymns, and the hymns of other writers from the 1600s...

I Know Something

I don’t know everything. That’s something our culture wants to make sure every Christian admits. There, I did it. I don’t know everything, but I do know something. Our culture rightly notes that no Christian knows everything. But, as my pastor...

Discipleship Cannot Be Mass-Produced

We live in an era of mass-production. We mass-produce our cars, our computers, our clothes, and just about everything else we encounter in our daily lives. But we cannot mass-produce discipleship. What is Discipleship? When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He didn’t...

10 Books That Changed My Mind

It is easy to only read books for entertainment, and books that reinforce our current views. It is more of a challenge to read books we don’t anticipate agreeing with, because once in a while, a well-presented case can change our minds. So I came up with a...