Deeper & Darker: Your True Righteousness

Here is the devotional: I grew up in a religiously conservative home, so I am gifted at spotting sin. We avoided illicit sex, drugs, and violence, and weren’t allowed to watch MTV or the Simpsons.Reading the story of the Prodigal Son reinforced my concept of sin—it was dirty, disrespectful, and irresponsible. The father’s grace was… Continue reading Deeper & Darker: Your True Righteousness

Deeper & Darker: Your True Self

Here is the devotional: In the last verse of Genesis 2, we get a glimpse of the world as it would be like without sin: “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” They were fully exposed and fully loved.This is paradise.Contrast that with the inauguration of sin, which results… Continue reading Deeper & Darker: Your True Self

Deeper & Darker: Your True Need

Here is the devotional: Sin is more sinister than disobedience. God calls the angels to shield their eyes from the wickedness they are about to witness. His people have committed two evils: “They have forsaken [him], the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Imagine… Continue reading Deeper & Darker: Your True Need

Deeper & Darker: Your True Problem

Here is the devotional: It’s uncommon for men to freely admit they have a problem.Despite our better judgment, we don’t like to ask for directions; we don’t want to go to the doctor; we don’t ask for help.At 55 years old, in the dead of winter, my grandfather climbed a ladder to drop a dead… Continue reading Deeper & Darker: Your True Problem