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A Hidden Epidemic God Hates

by Ryan Kron

Steve Hoppe writes: “Tom micromanages his wife Sarah’s physical appearance to fit his personal tastes. He picks out her clothes, tells her how she can do her hair, and restricts her diet so she remains thin. When Sarah confronts him on his controlling behavior, he cites Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the […]

Lift Her Chin with Love

by Ryan Kron

Greg Morse writes: “She sat staring at me, wondering if I still found her attractive. She sat with her pajamas on, hair undone, and with what appeared to be two tennis balls stuffed in her cheeks — the aftermath of oral surgery. My eyes became her mirror: Was she still beautiful? Without waiting for an […]

He spared not his own Son

by Ryan Kron

“He spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not with him freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32). How is it imaginable that God should withhold, after this, spirituals or temporals, from his people? How shall he not call them effectually, justify them freely, sanctify them thoroughly, […]

The Five Solas of the Reformation: A Reformation Day Meditation

by Ryan Kron

By Dr. James M. Boice (1938-2000) “Dr. Boice was a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) pastor and scholar who pastored Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.  He was especially noted for his systematic theology book Foundations of the Christian Faith and many commentaries.  He reminds us all of the essential truths handed down to us by […]

What Sexual Theft Says About You: A LETTER TO A WOULD-BE ADULTERER

by Ryan Kron

D.A. Carson writes: “Dear Husband, After reading the contributions and pleas of the earlier contributors to this series, there is little that I might add that does not fall under “vain repetition.” If your conscience is not strengthened to repel sexual temptations after you have read what they have written, how will anything that I add […]

7 WAYS TO BECOME A WELCOMING CHURCH

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Nick Batzig writes: “In his important book, Outgrowing the Ingrown Church, Jack Miller recounted an experience he had at a church in which he had been invited to speak. As he and his wife walked around and met people in the church, they continually heard the members saying things like, “We’re one of the friendliest churches in the […]