Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,But he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1 Ours is a culture that hates discipline. It does not want to know the precepts of God. It rejects the commands of a law giving God. It hates to be confronted on the wickedness of its choices. And as a result, it … More What we love makes us wise, or stupid.
You are reading John 10 and come across Jesus saying “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11). You think of a number of books that might be helpful to explore the idea of Jesus being the “Good Shepherd.” Phillip Keller’s classic work, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, or perhaps Timothy S. Laniak’s While Shepherds … More The “Shepherd” Group
One of the fortunate effects of our new COVID world is the opportunity for writers and artists to ply their trade or hobby with undistracted time. For me, it has proved to be a time of reflection that has produced the manuscripts for three new books. This one I hope to send off to a … More New Book Coming
Ran into an excellent short article by Jim Elliff this morning. It is SHORT, only 265 words. But it will give you something to think about all day and its’ right here at this Link.
Rosaria Butterfield was once a darling of the left. No more. She was converted to Christ in 1999 and left behind her former life as a lesbian and LGBTQ advocate and advisor to students at Syracuse University. Now she is a married, mother and pastor’s wife who travels, writes and speaks on many of the … More “Intersectionality” and Its Threat to the Gospel
On Sunday, five days before Friday, the shouts were loud. “Hosanna to the son of DavidHosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father DavidHosanna, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” cf. Matt. 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-11; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-15 Hope, … More Friday, Turning Hope to Sorrow
“Edwards challenges the idea that we can be true Christians apart from a growing life of private prayer. If we lack that, we may as well face up to the fact that we are hypocrites.” Today, a dear friend and prayer warrior pointed me to T. M. Moore’s, Give Him No Rest: Readings, Meditations, and … More When Private Prayer Condemns Us
Lost History Most who don their green shirts and down their green beers in celebration of their Irish heritage have no knowledge of the actual St. Patrick they celebrate was not Irish. Patrick was actually an Briton, captured by Irish pirates when he was only16, and sold into slavery in Ireland. There he labored as … More Cultural Apologetics from Fifth Century Ireland
I’m not sure how, but a couple of weeks ago I remembered a book with the thought, “I need to reread that book.” For the last two or three weeks I have been looking for the book. Today, “Eureka!” I found it! The following is the first paragraph from the preface. How is it possible … More Celtic Evangelism and a New/Old Way to Win a World
Someone (unnamed) asked me this question in an online forum: “How did you get close to God again? I’m not sinning, like doing drugs or drinking or swearing, but I get mad easily and don’t feel that connection with God. I’m young and I just want my relationship with God back.” So if your passion … More A Passionless Christian Asked a Question.