Doctoring for the Gospel

I was privileged to interview two amazing physicians with experience in medical missions for an article for the International Missions Board. Their story is an inspiring account of God at work in unexpected circumstances. You can read the piece here: Doctoring for the Gospel: Two Medical Missionaries’ Journey of Faith

Book Update and Recent Articles

As I know many have inquired about it’s release — my book Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care will be released on April 30th, and is now available for preorder on Amazon! Tony Reinke from desiring God offered a very gracious compliment about the book today. Also, over the past…

The Turpin Case and the Urgent Call to Neighbor

I seldom write about current events, but I felt compelled to put thoughts to words about this. In our culture, we can all easily drift into complacency — I include myself among the culpable. This horrific case, I think, serves as a warning. The Turpin Case and the Urgent Call to Neighbor , The Gospel…

Out of the Depths I Cry to You

My next article on Desiring God discusses how the Psalms offer hope when we need it most, yet are least able to grasp it: while struggling in the shadows of depression. Out of the Depths I Cry to You

Book Review: Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

I was honored to write a review for Dr John Dunlop’s new book on grappling with dementia while following Christ. The book is both informative and sensitive, and I’d highly recommend it. The review appears at The Gospel Coalition: Dignity in Dementia

Big Kids Should Cry More

My next article on Desiring God is now up. This one discusses our culture’s tendency to equate weeping with weakness, and how the Bible redirects us. Big Kids Should Cry More

God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree

Discussions with a few readers struggling with the competitiveness and focus on self-promotion in their studies inspired my next article on desiring God:  God Wants Your Heart, Not Your Degree I’ve experienced first hand the murkiness that arises when we endeavor toward a God-honoring pursuit, but must do so within a system mired in idolatry….

Between Life and Death (Coming April 2019!)

On April 30, 2019, my book Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care will be released by Crossway! The literally hundreds of heartbreaking meetings I’ve held with patients and their families to discuss tragedies in the ICU inspired the book concept. Over the years I became progressively discouraged by the whirlwind…

The Quiet Plague of Painkillers

My next article now appears on desiring God. This was a challenging topic for me to tackle; I hope it speaks to others. The Quiet Plague of Painkillers: The Opioid Epidemic in America  

He Loves You Even More Than I Do

My next desiring God article is up. This one I wrote out of compulsion. He Loves You Even More Than I Do: Letter to My Children Excerpt: “He knows your every whim and fingerprint, and reigns over every cloud above you, every wave into which you venture (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:1–12). As you stumble through…