A Topographical Map of the Gospel of Matthew

Note: I colorized, clarified, and updated the graphic after a conversation with Jonathan.

Just for the record, I am not writing this post in order to toot my own horn. But I wanted to wet your appetite for a soon-to-be-released, can’t miss book on the Sermon on the Mount.

World renowned Gospels’ scholar, Jonathan Pennington, will be releasing his latest book, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary, on June 20, 2017. Jonathan happens to be a dear friend and I’ve had the benefit of reading an early manuscript.… Continue Reading

Faithfulness & Greener Grass

The tendency of every person on God’s green earth is over-realize their eschatology. That’s a fancy way of saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”

Whether your future green pasture is the perfect next job or the next phase of development for your child, we are in the business of putting our hope for a better tomorrow in any other hand than our Sovereign Joy.

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.… Continue Reading