A Warning to Pastors and Others Who Lead

[Dateline: October 15, 1950] I’m reading a military history book. It was a national bestseller when Penguin Random House published it in 2018. Hampton Sides, the author, tells the epic story of “Chosin Reservoir—the Greatest Battle of the Korean War”. ON DESPERATE GROUND is a compelling read. This morning, I was in chapter 7 which … More A Warning to Pastors and Others Who Lead

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Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?

C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?

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Have Your Relational Capacities been Crippled by the Obsessions of Our Evening News?

Can a book published 40 years ago speak with relevance to our situation in a post-Christian COVID-obsessed world riddled with violence and injustice? It depends, but it is likely that if the book is part of the Multnomah Press, “CRITICAL CONCERN” series, that the answer is yes. Yesterday, I was in a conversation with a … More Have Your Relational Capacities been Crippled by the Obsessions of Our Evening News?

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When You Say You are a Christian, What Does it Mean?

Reposting this link because of the horrors that are going on in Afghanistan related to Christians there. The Taliban have no respect for those who are committed to Christ and many there have already died, many others expect to die within weeks or soon after the US presence disappears there. These are our brothers and … More When You Say You are a Christian, What Does it Mean?

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The Way-Making God

“The Lord will make a way for you where no foot has been before. That which, like a sea, threatens to drown you, shall be a highway for your escape.” —Charles H. Spurgeon So begins the preface to Robert J. Morgan’s, The Red Sea Rules. The book is an exploration of the principles to be … More The Way-Making God

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