Wednesday is for Prayer Recently, I heard of a man whose ministry was being undercut by unwarranted rumor and innuendo. The guilty parties never went to him. They never loved him enough to talk to him as a brother. But they were more than willing to voice their opposition to his ministry and question his character … More Integrity in Ministry and Life
Tuesday is for Preaching Why doctrine matters The following is from Kairos Journal. It is brilliant, timeless, and critical for the body of Christ to understand in our generation. Doctrine, sound expository preaching of doctrine is vital to the health of any body of believers. More vital than beautiful music, pleasant surroundings and well oiled … More Preachers: Doctrine Matters
Monday Discussion What kind of churches will change the world? We need churches filled with missional/incarnational people. We need believers to get out of their buildings and into the communities in which God has placed them. We need people to live among and with our communities and stop expecting them to come into our world. … More Is there a cross-shapedness to the way you live in the world?
Psalm 32:1-2 (ESV) 1 A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Can a sinner in need ever grow weary of these verses? This one can’t.
Sunday Afternoon Musings Part of “The Poetry Project” (Prayers for Psalm Readers) from January 4, 2010 Suggested by Psalm 19:7-14 Prove Your Words Solid Law. Testimony. Precepts. Commandments. Fear of the Lord. and rules. More to be desired than gold? Sweeter than honey? Make it so Lord. Give me life. But first give me this … More Prove Your Word
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being interviewed live on the radio by Chris Fabry. The broadcast went out to all Moody Radio’s affiliate stations nationwide and you can hear the whole of the interview and the callers into the program by going to the following link–ChrisFabrylive.org. The Podcast button for yesterday’s and all previous … More National Radio Program Discusses Chosenrebel’s Blog
Friday is for Heart Songs Part of the Poetry Project “Poems for Psalms” A Personal Lament based on Psalm 42-43 4-3-08 [*] Darkness Created Light Sand Choking dust in an oasisless expanse Stretching to every horizon Sucking hope from a parched and growing-desperate soul looking for living water. As a deer pants for water brooks … More Darkness Created Light
Thursday is for Discipleship No living person has had a greater impact on my life and theology than Dr. John Piper. Eight years ago, I had the privilege of being the speaker at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Men’s retreat and meeting Dr. Piper in a setting where he was just one of the guys. It was … More Portrait of a Disciple
Musing on Church Planting Lurching, Lunging, and Leaning into the Spirit of God What if all our (North American) church planting and multi-siting attempts and efforts of the last three decades were merely the reflection of God’s smile and blessing in the same way a parent smiles and blesses a five year old’s drawing of … More Arrested Development in Church Planting Methodologies
Wednesday is for Prayer Two things to notice and reflect upon when reading/thinking about the psalms. One, the presence of lament—-whole Psalms and portions of many others are given over to lament. Two, the almost complete absence of lament in the songs of 21st century Christians. Maybe one of the reasons we are so weak … More A Morning Prayer of Confession