Jesus’ Outstretched Hands

  † O Father, thou art enthroned to hear my prayers. O Jesus, thy hand is outstretched to take my petitions. O Holy Spirit, thou art willing to help my infirmities, to show me my need, to supply words, to pray within me, to strengthen me that I faint not in supplication. † What an…

Why Beto is Good for the Gospel

Earlier this week, democratic presidential hopeful, Beto O’Rourke, affirmed his stance on the church and homosexuality. During a CNN LGBTQ+ townhall meeting, O’Rourke stated that he would strip away the tax-exempt status of any religious institution (churches, colleges, or charities etc.) that stands in opposition to same-sex marriage. After the audience applauded, O’Rourke expounded upon…

Death by Loving Worldly Things: An Excerpt by John Owen

Friends, I just wanted to share an excerpt from John Owen’s Spiritual Mindedness. I pray God uses Owen’s words to bless you as much as they have blessed me. May we all reflect on our hearts daily in the hopes of, by the Spirit’s power, exposing darkness within our deepest desires. -Topher † The great…

The True Cost of Following Christ

Believing in Jesus isn’t something that’s unheard of among most people in America. In a 2015 Gallup poll, an astounding 75% of Americans claimed to be Christians. With the growing stark opposition of Christian values regarding abortion, homosexual marriage, feminism, and transgenderism in this country, I’m hesitant to put stock in the piety of those…

Fathers, Don’t Let Netflix Raise Your Kids

I’m ready to admit what needs to be admitted by a majority of fathers out there. I’m guilty—guilty of letting the world raise my kids. I’m guilty of lazily passing the buck on discipling my two daughters while they develop worldviews from Netflix & YouTube. I’ve allowed the tablets and phones to become full-time babysitters….

Lay Aside the Weight of Lust

Lust is a killer—and a serial killer at that. Men and women have fallen into the sinful grip of lust since the beginning of time. We first see lust come on the scene in Genesis 3:6. When Eve sets her gaze upon the tree that God had forbade her and Adam to touch, she lusted…

Why Our Resolutions Fail

It’s difficult to believe that 2018 has come to an end. For many, the new year is a chance to start over. It’s a chance to start the new year fresh with a new version of yourself that is, in some way, better than last year’s version. Your plan might be resolving to shed off…

Christian, Stop Loving Like a Coward

If you’re a professing Christian who has spent any time on the internet this month, I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the issue regarding CCM artist, Lauren Daigle. While I don’t want to beat the dead horse that is the controversy surrounding her, I feel slightly alarmed at the response from professing Christians supporting…

There Is Room At The Table

It’s been some time since I have updated the blog. I could probably get away with blaming the hiatus on a major career change, or possibly use my need for family-time as a possible reason. It’s a stretch, but I could probably even blame it on sheer laziness; too many irons in the fire. If…

You Can’t Have Jesus Without Doctrine

I’ve noticed a dangerous anti-doctrinal pattern lately. There is an idea that’s becoming more and more familiar among my generation of professing believers. It’s the idea of simplicity; to not get bogged down with doctrine, and just keep it simple by only focusing on Jesus. On the surface, the notion sounds biblically harmonious. What could…