Heart Disciplines

When You Can’t See

There was a military general, a young soldier, a grandmother, and her granddaughter in an elevator.  The elevator stopped between floors and the lights went out.  Then there was a kissing sound and a slap. Whenever events are in the dark and few if any are there to witness, participants will always walk away with a different interpretation of events. The grandmother…

For Men: Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions from Satan

Directly from Satan to you–Top 10 suggested New Years resolutions for men. That’s right, men: Top 10 from Satan. #10.  Look at more porn. Let’s face it–porn is awesome. Look at how much I am doing in the world through my world-porn-strategy. Heck, how could I have got child sex trafficking up-and-running without it?  It’s time for you to really get on…

All Trendiness Is Not Bad

This is a wise post here by Dane Ortlund, according to the world’s best blogger Justin Taylor. In response to the suggestion by some that “gospel-centered” is becoming just a trendy buzzword, he lays out three ways we can respond: Uncritically dismiss it due to its trendiness Uncritically absorb it due to its being embraced by others we know or respect; vicariously feeding on…

Sexed Up and Sexed Out

Most teens and adults have a desire for sex. It is always near our thoughts, it governs our choice in wardrobe, controls choice of line at the grocery store, and causes us to flex at the gym. Somehow most people desire to be sexed up. However, many of the same people say our culture is oversexed.  No matter which way we turn,…

The Gospel motivates radical giving

The Gospel, Not Guilt, Motivates Radical Christian Giving By: Matt Perman This is a well-balanced and helpful word from Tim Keller in his book Ministries of Mercy: Often books and speakers tell Christians that they should help the needy because they have so much. That is, of course, quite true. Common sense tells us that, if human beings are to live together on the…