This past Friday and Saturday I attended and spoke at the annual Disciple-Makers Conference dreamed up and organized by one of my former students and staff members, Tom McElroy. Years ago Tom and I got connected through the church planting classes I taught for 14-15 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. … More When the Gospel Creates Unity
Not really a post. More a citation than anything else. But it is sometimes both refreshing and insightful just to read the text again. And again. And again. Out loud. And again. And let your heart be thrilled again that you are saved on the merits of Christ and not your own efforts. 3 O foolish … More Paul’s Passion for the Gospel
She was black, blind, uneducated and 70 years old. But she was filled with gratitude. She knew who she was. She knew that she had been rescued. She knew from where she had come. She knew that her future was now secure. She knew that the largess of her benefactor extended to many others. She wanted to … More The Creativity of a Lover
Tomorrow morning I am speaking on suffering in a church in Mississippi. Would you join me in this prayer? via “Join with Me in Suffering for the Gospel“
An incredibly sad day in Toronto, Philadelphia, and Clearwater, Florida with the news of baseball great Doc Halladay death in a plane crash. It is hard to imagine a humbler great man. Doc was a GREAT pitcher, but everyone who knew him, everyone who competed against him, everyone who studied his craft and his life said … More Thinking of Doc Halladay
Today, the nation, the Christian community, and the little town of Sutherland Springs, TX, in particular, are mourning the senseless carnage of another mass shooting. This morning, while the carnage was going on in Texas, I was preaching on a text (Matthew 10:24-42) that predicted that such things would be the part of the Christian … More Church Shooting in Texas: How Should We Respond?
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Tuesday is for Preaching I love this presentation of gospel truth not only for its clarity but also for its pastoral sensitivity. Doesn’t sound like Anselm had any problem with substitutionary atonement to me. I used this particular presentation with my father in the last months of his life. It…