My Writing at Radical: Resources from David Platt

Keeping The Cross at the Center of our Gospel Presentation | Radical: Resources from David Platt

“Why do we need to talk about the cross? For many, good intentions have hung the curtain over the bloody cross, hiding it and putting it in the background. We don’t want to turn people away. We don’t want to make things uncomfortable. We don’t want people to think we are like those Christians. Avoiding the cross in our gospel presentations is a far cry from the gospel of the New Testament.”

Bible Reading Is An Invitation, Not A Burden | Radical: Resources from David Platt

“…Why start again? Life hasn’t gotten any less busy and no amount of willpower has succeeded so far. When we think about our Bible reading this way, we risk making Bible reading a burden instead of an invitation. So many of us act as if God sent his Son to earth to live a perfect life and die an atoning death, only to rise from the grave and wag a finger at us saying, “You’ll never be good enough for me unless you read your Bible every day!” Nothing could be further from the truth…”

Compassion Is More Than A Merit Badge | Radical: Resources from David Platt

“…many Christians are not so different than I was as a child: proud of the badges they earned long ago, with little sustained effort and less long-lasting impact. So many of us have become like the trope of the overweight personal trainer, gorging ourselves on personal comforts while boasting of the important things others can accomplish. In the midst of this compassion confusion, Jesus is calling us to something better.”