Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir found its way onto numerous “Best Books of 2018” lists. It is the story of Tara Westover, a young woman who grew up in a survivalist Mormon family in Idaho. Tara’s parents tried to live self-sufficiently because of their fear of governmental interference. Gene and Faye, the pseudonyms used for the Westover … More Educated: A Memoir

God Loves Me, Right?

This post was originally published at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. I highly recommend you check them out if you’re looking for other content that is rich in gospel truths. The worship band starts up and you sing lyrics you’ve heard a hundred times before: “How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure, that he should give his only Son, To make a wretch his treasure.” But the words catch in your throat. You don’t feel like a … More God Loves Me, Right?

How to Love Your Brothers and Sisters: Part 1

What is our goal in loving others? What is it that we are trying to accomplish? The world and the church typically have radically different answers for these questions. Outside the church, you may hear about the goal of love as higher self-esteem, a sense of belonging, or mere happiness. While Christians would agree with … More How to Love Your Brothers and Sisters: Part 1

Spurgeon’s Humility

I recently finished Arnold Dallimore’s biography of Charles Spurgeon, the Baptist preacher known as the “Prince of Preachers.” If you’re familiar at all with Spurgeon, you’ve likely heard about how gifted of an orator he was or how effective he was as an evangelist. While those traits certainly did characterize his life and ministry, there … More Spurgeon’s Humility