How many times have I read the book of Isaiah? And still I am nearly blind! Over the last 45 years, I have probably read the famous Jewish prophet at between 20-25 times. Over the last two years, I have probably read Isaiah 64:1-4 at least 350 times. It is taped to the outside of … More Seeing What I Had Never Seen though I Had Seen it Before a Hundred Times
Tomorrow I am meeting with a church planter looking for a mentor. He contacted me last week and tomorrow I will get my first chance to assess him, his plan, his vision, and, most of all, his guts and passion. I don’t know what I will find. But before I go any further let me … More Wanted: Church Planters with Guts and Passion
Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
Monday Musings A number of years ago I wrote an article titled “To My Liberal and Conservative Friends” (December 15, 2014). It was an open letter to both categories of friends for tolerance and fair-mindedness. It was also a personal decalaration and commitment, backed with a promise, that I would not “unfriend” any of them … More 10 Things that Don’t Happen When We Cut People Out of Our Lives because We Disagree with Them
Sunday Afternoon Reading These are some quotes from some of my weekend reading. Enjoy. “While the Gospels record many instances of Jesus instantly healing people’s illnesses, we know of not even one instance in which he simply waved his hand to immediately fix an ugly habit for one of his disciples. Instead, he simply kept … More Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Came Across This Quote: and didn’t like it “Some of our Sunday morning separation is not wrong; it’s just a matter of cultural preferences similar to the variety on our radio dial. People like certain genres of music. It’s not often you will find country, blues, jazz, hip hop and rock music all on the … More Ethnic Separation: Is It Always Wrong?
In January of 1974, I became a follower of Christ. Unfortunately, it was lusty path that led me to Jesus. My girlfriend was pregnant and the weight of my sin and selfishness sat heavily on my spirit. Ken Frech, a brother twice, first in the Sigma Chi house at the University of Maryland, and then … More Sometimes, Conversion is Slow
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Update: (September 26, 2019) This is post is almost 10 years old but as I read and remembered the day that I wrote it I was reminded that this is the crying need of my heart every day of my life. I hope it will be encouragement to you…
Over Memorial Day back in May, I watched the 1950 movie, “12 O’Clock High” starring Gregory Peck. It was a movie released before I was born but shaped in many ways the generation I grew up in through the TV spin-off by the same name with Robert Lansing reprising the role of Frank Savage and aired … More On the Watching of Old Films
If you ever had ANY doubts about the difference a father makes, read this article by Larry Elder upon the death of his older brother Kirk. When Larry’s older brother Kirk was just 2 years old, his father, then thirty-six, wrote a letter for his son. I don’t know if Kirk received the letter on … More This is not my article