Posts by Glenn Jordan
There are many ways Christians can respond to injustice, but one response we should never neglect or minimize is prayer…. You are invited to join Christians and churches around the world in guided prayer and song.
When we pray in times of injustice, we are protesting to the highest authority in the universe, the perfect arbiter of all justice… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/prayer-is-activism/
Even when we cannot glimpse the contours of our Father’s plan, he is still good. We can trust his hand even in those moments when we cannot see his face. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/trust-hand/
“Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” (Num. 11:29). “Moses’s response was more than just a personal expression of humility. His answer expressed a longing of redemptive-historical proportions…” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/moses-wish-came-true/
Before the storms of suffering blow against a person’s soul, we should try to put five foundation stones under their faith. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/before-your-suffering-comes
Under the sun no good gift is ours to keep. That’s what we learn in the house of mourning, and it’s a hard lesson. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/funerals-better-feasts/
The Bible speaks some brutally honest words for the surety of our uncertainty. Uncertainty is certain. Or at least, so it seems to creatures like us. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/uncertainty-is-certain
The people listening to Jesus that day were looking for an answer that all people of all eras look for: Why this suffering? Why this evil, and why did it befall these victims? What can I do to escape from it befalling me? The answer Jesus gave accomplished, in one stroke, a number of crucial theological corrections. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/dont-wait-to-be-done-with-sin
In times of trial, and because each spouse processes situations differently, it’s all too easy to take out our frustrations and anxieties on one another. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/marriage-quarantine/
Enter Psalm 57, a psalm of David, written in a cave while he is actively being hunted. I imagine he could relate to feelings of isolation and fear. What does it look like for you and me to run to God as our refuge, to say along with David, “In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by”? I think it looks like resting in truth and responding in faith. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/quarantine-hard-god-good/
There’s no doubt COVID-19 will bring rough days. Yet we also have a unique opportunity to reconnect, rediscover, and rejoice in the family the Lord has given us. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lead-your-family-in-isolation/
In this “stay home” moment, a number of publishers have steeply discounted or made several books available for free. The TGC bookstore has an extensive roster of quality titles for your to browse: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/free-discounted-books-quarantine/
The protein-thorned crown of COVID-19 has, in a way, silenced the noise of modern life by seizing what C. S. Lewis called “God’s megaphone”: pain…. Physicians reflect theologically on three unique Christian contributions to COVID-19 preparations.
Dr. Francis Collins — the director of the NIH — is one of the most widely respected physician-geneticists in the world, and is deeply involved in containing the coronavirus pandemic… Francis Collins speaks about the coronavirus, his faith, and an unusual friendship.