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Why Gospel Diversity Means More—Though Not Less!—Than Ethnic Diversity

Sep 22, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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“The visible bond of our unity shows off the power of an invisible gospel.” Here are five ways the gospel should overcome barriers in our churches. How are we doing?

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Four Ways that Diversity—More than Uniformity—Magnifies God

Sep 20, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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A beautiful reflection from John Piper, reminding us that God’s design for diversity results in more beautiful praise, more magnification of his beauty, more awe at his power, and more humility for his people.

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Sep 16, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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For the first two-thirds of his life, Islam was everything to him. Until Jesus found and rescued him and made him an ambassador of the greatest news in the world.

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A Conversation with Historian Thomas Kidd on the Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jun 22, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Thomas Kidd calls Ben Franklin the Forrest Gump of the 18th century. How did a young Puritan grow up to be a Christian Deist? What was his relationship like with his Calvinistic-evangelical sister Jane? Did he ever meet Jonathan Edwards? Were there rumors of a deathbed conversion?

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6 Things to Do with Your Anxiety

Jun 19, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Wisdom from counselor David Powlison on dealing with everyday, garden-variety anxiety. Do you want to hear a good description of what happens with anxiety? “A man who has no control over his spirit is like a city broken into and without walls.” That’s Proverbs 25:28. How do you get a grip when barbarians are rioting in the streets of your mind? Terrorist attackers, a gang of criminals, suicide bombers, cities invaded, fires everywhere, a lion in the street, chaos. Your mind loses its grip. Fear and anxiety have taken over. Nothing’s safe or certain. Anxiety is a universal human experience, and you need to approach it with a plan. Notice this is not a formula. When [a professional football coach enters a game], he doesn’t know a single thing that’s going to happen after the opening whistle. He doesn’t even know who’s going to kick off until they flip a coin. But he’s not unprepared. He goes in with a game plan, a basic orientation to the game ahead. I want to give you six things as a game plan for when you start to worry and obsess. [1. Name] First, name the pressures. You always worry about something. What things tend to hook you? What do you tend to worry about? What “good reasons” do you have for anxiety? The very act of naming it is often very helpful. In the experience of anxiety, it seems like a million things. You’re juggling plates, round and round and round and round. …

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How These Four Words Could Keep You From Sin Today

Jun 14, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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The only way we ever sin is by suppressing God, by forgetting, by tuning out his voice, switching channels, and listening to other voices. So let’s remember one simple yet life-changing truth God tells us.

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A Hamlet That Finally Makes Sense

May 30, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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“Here is a Hamlet that finally makes sense . . . by far the freshest and most arresting interpretation I have ever seen of the play.”

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An Outstanding Introduction to Biblical Theology

May 11, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Steve Wellum makes the case for “progressive covenantalism,” distinct from both Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism. In short, he seeks to show that the Scriptures present a plurality of covenants that progressively reveal our triune God’s one redemptive plan for his one people which reach their fulfillment, telos, and terminus in Christ and the new covenant.

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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Apr 13, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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A creative video introducing Tony Reinke’s incredibly wise and perceptive new book.

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Jacques Barzun’s 20 Principles for Simple and Direct Writing

Apr 04, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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An outline from the late, great historian Jacques Barzun.

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Reading the Book Acknowledgments

Mar 27, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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I can’t imagine not reading the acknowledgments in a book. Here are some that made me smile and others that made me feel guilty—along with John Piper’s new meditation on what gratitude feels like entering his eighth decade.

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But What’s So Wrong about Burning Out for Jesus?

Mar 20, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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In our burnout culture, how can men push the “reset” button on their life and ministry to find the pace to finish the race? I sat down with David Murray to ask him a few questions.

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An FAQ on Shaping Your Ministry Culture Around Disciple-Making

Mar 16, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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(1) Why make disciples? (2) What is a disciple? (3) How are disciples made? (4) Who makes disciples? (5) Where are we to make disciples?

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An Analysis of One of the Greatest Sentences Ever Written

Mar 09, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Peter Kreeft looks at Augustine’s most famous line, which happens to be the theme of life itself. “Our homelessness, our alienation, our misery, our confusion, our lover’s quarrel with the world—this is our greatest blessing, next to God Himself.”

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Writing with Flannery O’Connor: A Six-Week Course

Mar 08, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Learn from an expert not how to write “like” Flannery O’Connor but how to learn to write with her as a guide.

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