Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekly Recap

Opponents of biblical marriage often accuse Christians of inconsistent interpretation/application of scripture. Tim Keller addresses that in a clear and concise way:

"Why Same-Sex Acts Got the Death Penalty in OT, but Not Today"

Change. That can be a scary word. And when you are in ministry, how you handle change can make or break you. Shauna Niequist shares a brief but memorable illustration about change:

"Making Big Changes Is a Great Way to Sink a Ship"

Are you a coffee-lover like me? As I slowly begin to shed my Starbucks training wheels, I realize just how much there is to learn about this wonderful beverage. Here's a post that might help with your initial ventures into the local coffee shop:

"How to Drink Espresso"

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Connecting God's Grace with Our Effort

It is a common struggle (in both theology and in practice) to try to balance the roles of God's grace and our effort in sanctification. Errors of license and/or legalism abound wherever people emphasize one at the expense of another!

Whenever I consider this tension between relying on grace and exerting effort, I find myself going to back to Titus 2.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekly Recap

Are you like me, and looking for ways to grow as the pastor of your home? Mark Driscoll gets "practical":

11 Practical Ways for Men to Lead a Family

Some people have been reacting to the recent movement of "radical," "missional" Christianity with accusations of legalism. Ed Stetzer has a great response:

Radical Christianity: A Call to Legalism or a Cause to Live?

My fellow WOLBI alumni Stuart Young just released a new video. It's a powerful song about suffering and beauty:

"Beauty in the Broken Heart"

As a bonus (this is actually from last week), I have to share this article from Gavin Ortlund. He offers an interesting take on pre-Reformation Christianity:

Searching for Gospel-Centered Theology before the Reformation

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Stay tuned: the first full week of regular posts is coming up starting next week!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Here It Is!

Here it is: my first post!

By way of introduction, the name of my blog comes from the word “chairo,” which is found in my life verse, Philippians 4:4. It means “to rejoice.”
I chose the name "Chairo" because I want everything about this blog to lead people to joy in Christ. Sometimes that will be explicit; sometimes that will be implicit. But that will always be the theme.