Tuesday is for Preaching Mark Dever in his book Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, lays out his list of what it takes to have a healthy church. According to Mark, they are: Expository Preaching Biblical Theology The Gospel A Biblical Understanding of Conversion A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership … More Is Expository Preaching the Key to a Healthy Church?
Monday Discussion The following is from Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church, Revised Edition, (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1970, 2003), 82-84. Speaking of the content of the gospel in the first century, Michael Green writes: “In the first place, it is a message with a quite specific content. It is always to … More How Essential is Jesus to the Gospel You Preach?
Sunday Musings “The children, the poets, and the philosophers were right. As there is one Face above all worlds merely to see which is irrevocable joy, so at the bottom of all worlds that face is waiting whose sight alone is the misery from which none who beholds it can recover.” —-C.S. Lewis, Perelandra, (MacMillian … More Beatific and Other Visions
Friday is for Heart Songs My son has a new poem up on Youtube.com. He now has a new book of 50 of his poems (available on Amazon). You can see it below. Great, raw, honest stuff. Proud of you, son.
Thursday is for Discipleship In light of the President deciding that the Federal Government will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, I thought I would provide this link to another one of my BLOG’s. The blog you are reading is designed for church planters and missional leaders. The blog I am sending you … More Neutrality Toward Sin is a Disaster for Any Nation
“But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” Luke 4:15-16 (ESV) Jesus, Immanuel, God incarnate, God clothed with flesh, went to desolate places to pray just as the crowds were … More Withdrawing to Desolate Places
Remind the Flock You Shepherd Remind Your Own Heart “Every choice away from the will of God is a choice to diminish our enjoyment of God. Any diminution of God’s law or application of it in our situation is always—no matter how reasonable it appears, no matter how pleasurable the immediate gratification or how stress-reducing … More Destroying Our Joy in God
Monday Discussion Thesis: Seminaries are not Structured to Deliver the Right Kind of Graduate for the Mission of the Church. Over the last almost 30 years, I have had the unspeakable privilege of lecturing, and teaching at three different seminaries. I am eternally grateful to God and to these institutions for the honor of having … More Leslie Newbigin’s Radical Insight Into Seminary Curricula
Weekend Musings “Never forget: There is much more in Christ than we have ever imagined. And there is infinitely more to Him that we have yet to know or touch. We can never exhaust Him. Christ is so large that no search party in the universe can explore an iota of His infinite depths. What … More The Immensity of Christ
“Anyone can sue anyone else, even God.” —Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers on why he filed a lawsuit against God (http://richarddawkins.net/articles/3241) My question: Shouldn’t we be able to get more intelligent people than this to represent us in our government?