With ‘Blue Flower,’ The Gray Havens Put Sehnsucht to Song – Brett McCracken

Dave and Licia Radford have been making music as The Gray Havens for almost a decade, and they are no strangers to literary inspiration (their name is a Tolkien reference).…

The Verse That Helped Me Become a More Patient Parent – Megan Hill

My parenting playlist has multiple tracks on repeat. “Did you brush your teeth?” goes out to four children at least twice a day. “Don’t forget your chores” is the tune…

How Do I Confront a Colleague? – Russ Gehrlein

I discovered one of my colleagues doing something we consider a fireable offense. I’m not sure if she meant to do it, and it wasn’t something that would jeopardize our…

Lesson from Sardis: Finish What You Started – David Schuman

One of the people I most admire is a man named Kent Hughes. He was a pastor for more than 40 years, and when he was 75, he came out…

Are You Unimaginative? – Maria Baer

I’m quitting social media. Tomorrow. Today, though, I’m noticing a trend: many Christians have taken to Twitter and Facebook and Instagram to pass judgment on each other over what we…

Faith and Our Fathers – Blair Linne

Blair Linne’s mother planned to abort her before a Baptist minister’s words changed her mother’s mind. Linne moved 25 times before she set out on her own as an adult.…

Why We Still Need John Stott’s Classic Book on the Holy Spirit – Michael Horton

Few conference talks have flowered so richly into an evangelical classic as John Stott’s Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today. Published in 1964, this book appeared…

Gospel Culture and Renewal – Sam Allberry

In this episode, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry discuss gospel culture, renewal, revival, and awakening. Introduction—favorite piece of music Nothing less than another Great Awakening (2:00) Regular ministry of the…

Stop! Before You Cancel Those Plans – Sara Barratt

My phone dinged. “I’ll be there tomorrow at 8. Does that sound OK?”  “Sounds great, thank you!” I typed back. But even as I pressed send, I couldn’t help thinking:…

Community Can Rescue Us from the Brink – Shane Morris

A photo that circulated on social media a few years ago really made an impression on me. A man perches beyond the railing of a bridge in London, ready to…