A Heritage of Change

Miracle Mountain Ranch has played a significant role in bringing change into my life, and as I read this article, I could almost hear Matt Cox saying these words. There has only been a few of Matt’s chapel messages that have not brought tears to my eyes, even back in the years when I had…

What We Need Most

“What you and I need most is not the affirmation of our stories, nor content-less, shapeless platitudes about the mysterious journey of faith, nor a morality pep talk, nor the undermining of God’s sovereignty. What we need is a glimpse of God in all his terrible splendor and wonderful weightiness.” Read the rest of the…

Everything We Need

2 Peter 1:3 – “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” Early last week, I received a letter from a friend in Papua New Guinea containing this verse and the encouraging words: “We already have…

Cling

Charles Spurgeon: God gives to His people the propensity to cling. Though this is a very simple sort of faith, it is a very complete and effectual form of it. In fact, it is the heart of all faith, and that to which we are often driven when we are in deep trouble or when…

Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters, by Timothy Keller Idolatry is defined as taking an incomplete joy of the world and making it the centrality of your world. Rampant in mainstream and Christian culture today, people everywhere are bowing down and offering sacrifice to their…

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, Tim Keller This is a book not about one prodigal son, but about two sons and a prodigal God. Tim Keller begins by defining prodigal as “recklessly spendthrift.” Simply, to be prodigal is to spend until you have nothing left. It is within this context…

Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung What should I do with my life? Where should I go to college? Do I buy this car or wait for a better deal? What is God’s will? Young adults are not alone in their quest to find God’s will for their…

Television

“Television is one of the greatest life-wasters of the modern age…The main problem with TV is not how much smut is available, though that is a problem. just the ads are enough to sow fertile seeds of greed and lust, no matter what program you’re watching. The greater problem is banality. A mind fed daily…

Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals by Trevin Wax

Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals, by Trevin Wax Ed Stetzer writes in the foreword of Holy Subversion, “The lordship of Jesus Christ should permeate every area and aspect of the believer’s life; that alliance with King Jesus should subvert the idolatrous forces of the heart and the culture to impact…