How can I stop being such a people-pleaser?

Posted by Stephen Witmer on August 11th, 2017

Many of us are caught in the terrible trap of living to please people. Here’s a some wise, realistic insight from Ed Welch and the Gospel Coalition.

This may be the most amazing article you've ever read

Posted by Stephen Witmer on August 1st, 2017

Wow, it is utterly remarkable when God works miracles in people’s lives and then they tell us about those miracles. This article by Joni Eareckson Tada, on the 50th anniversary of her diving accident, is amazing. Faith-strengthening, vision-enlarging, worship-producing. It’s breathtaking. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and then give praise to a God who can work this kind of miraculous response in a human heart. Thank you, Lord. Read it here.

Getting God back in the Golden Rule

Posted by Stephen Witmer on July 22nd, 2017

There are so many areas of life where our thoughts, inclinations, feelings, priorities, and values tend to leave God out and leave him behind. It takes the Bible and God’s Holy Spirit to help us see all of life in a God-centered way. Here’s a piece I wrote for Desiring God in which I seek to show how the Golden Rule is all about God.

Is America a Christian Nation?

Posted by Stephen Witmer on July 5th, 2017

Is America a Christian nation? Courtesy of the Gospel Coalition, here’s Russell Moore’s response (I agree with Moore). Note particularly his point (toward the end of the clip) about the theological liberalism inherent in applying the Bible’s promises to any person or nation apart from the mediating work of Jesus Christ.

First things first, second things second

Posted by Stephen Witmer on July 5th, 2017

Over the years, I’ve shared C.S. Lewis’ law of firsts and seconds pretty often, because it’s been such a helpful principle for me to understand. Here’s an article I wrote for Desiring God, summarizing and applying Lewis’ insight, and showing that it comes from Jesus himself: ‘How to Lose the Things You Love.’