Keller’s Three Perspectives of the Gospel

I recently heard Dr. Tim Keller speaking about the three perspectives of the gospel as a lens for doing gospel-centered applications in sermons. I found them helpful. The Theological Perspective. The gospel contains certain historical and theological facts that are to shape my thinking about God and mankind. The Devotional Perspective. The gospel facts make … Continue reading Keller’s Three Perspectives of the Gospel

Grace-Centered Marriage Seminar (audio)

This is the audio from Creekstone's recent Grace-Centered Marriage Seminar led by my wife, Kristy, and me. It was geared for engaged couples and newleyweds, but is applicable for folks at any stage of marriage. Covering both theological and practical issues, we hope that this material is helpful toward facilitating a more grace-centered experience of … Continue reading Grace-Centered Marriage Seminar (audio)

What to do Before Your Kids Leave Home

In an interview with Marilyn Stewart in December 2013, Nancy Pearcy, author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo, describes the importance of providing a place to doubt and wrestle through tough questions and how that relates to why many youth lose their once-affirmed Christian convictions after they leave home. In Saving Leonardo I describe a … Continue reading What to do Before Your Kids Leave Home

Sixteen for Sixteen: A Message to My Son on His 16th B’day

Schaeffer, you turned sixteen today. So, after we played a couple games of ping pong this morning, I sat down to think of sixteen things that I want to impart into your life during this special year year. Make God's grace in Jesus the defining truth of your life. Consciously abide in Jesus as your … Continue reading Sixteen for Sixteen: A Message to My Son on His 16th B’day