The Ghosts of Sins Past

I am not much for ghosts. I don’t believe we get visits from the dead, at least not in any […]

Jesus Is The Only Picture of God’s Salvific Power We Get

The apostle writes that, “God’s power is made complete in weakness.” In the Bible, we’re taught that God’s cruciform grace […]

The Promised Future

On a recent Sunday in my congregation, it was The End Of The World as we know it (REM).  Well, […]

What Do You Tell People Who Already Know the Gospel?

The Gospel. I vividly remember the first time I was asked to preach to a bunch of preachers. Not just […]
May 25, 2017 by Joel Hess

Hey Pastor, Your Church Is Not Healthy (goggles required)

Dear New Pastor, I have to tell you something. Your church is not healthy. I know, I know, the districts […]

God is Bigger than Your Quid Pro Quo

Matthew 5:45b For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the […]

The Worrisome Gospel

Why is justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone so hard for us to swallow? Why do […]

God’s Love Is Messy

God’s love is messy. He’s reckless, in our way of keeping accounts, about whom He shows mercy. Like a farmer […]

The Only Free Lunch We’ll Ever Get

We are freely justified for Christ’s sake. That means, because of Jesus, who substituted His bloody suffering and death for […]