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Monday is for Discussion Reality is a significant adrenalin rush when it smacks you in the face. Here’s reality on the US church planting scene. We are failing to reach our children with the gospel. Most believers never share the gospel with another person. Most churches (80%) are plateaued or declining. Most church plants grow … More Revive Us, Oh God
Saturday Musings My son and I had just finished playing a game of horse on our driveway. My shots where all of the immobile variety for a reason I will save until the end of this post. Down the street an ambulance, three police cars, and a fire truck arrived at my neighbor’s house six … More The Voice of God: “Just Show Up”
Quotes from My Weekend Reading One of the great small books of the last century. Not every thing in it is orthodox, and certainly not everything is of equal value, but for sheer weight of thoughtfulness on the implications of the gospel related to the issue of Christian community, Bonhoeffer is consistently challenging and helpful. … More Does Christian Community Exist?
An old college friend sent me this: Funny and sad and scary all at the same time. Let me get this straight……we’re trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be … More “Let me get this straight …”
Friday is for Heart Songs The following comes from the archives of my old blog, July 15, 2009. It was part of the confirmation of God’s call to move toward the planting of a new church in Mundelein/Vernon Hills with a third target being the campus of Trinity International University. It is good to go … More Remembering God’s Call
My friend Gary Rohrmayer made an absolutely great post on what he learned about leadership by watching the TV show Kitchen Nightmares. Go and read it here.
Thursday is for Discipleship “Discipleship is evangelistic before it is formative.” I’ve written about this before (see here). When we fail to understand this we truncate the process of real spiritual formation that is truly biblical and Christ-like. Even as I write that sentence I become aware of another aspect of the problem. Words have changed … More If We Aren’t Fishing for Men, We Aren’t Following Jesus
Couldn’t resist posting this one . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBMYk-6cTpI
Wednesday is for Prayer A Holy Experience If you have never visited the site, I want to offer you a glimpse into a truly great writer for our time. Ann Voskamp is an artist. She is an artist with words, with a camera, with music selection, but most of all she is an artist because her … More The Best Devotional Writer of Our Time