1. What we do much less of, even in Christian circles, is recognize just how pervasive sin is, such that it has thoroughly corrupted us.
  2. God chose Russell Brand, chose to defy his fast-escaping life and drink up all his swift-running sin in the River Thames.
  3. Five promises were seemingly all those apostles, staring into the sky, had to go on. Five promises that were more than enough.
  4. Elsewhere makes promises that can’t be kept, but God’s promises are secure, reliable, and certain.
  5. It's easy to have courage when things go well.
  6. Regardless of background or beliefs, every American I talk to seems on edge, as if the sky were about to fall. But the sky is not falling.
  7. Regularly reading and hearing God’s Word helps us to keep a song in our hearts.
  8. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  9. God never delights in seeing his children struggle or suffer. But God does desire that we trust him no matter what the circumstances might look like.
  10. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  11. When the waters of anxiety and depression rise, there is One who understands.
  12. A pastor shares his own experience of loneliness and hope