Friday is for Heart Songs The following paragraph is from Kairos Journal and I thought it was worth passing on. “These Lies Are Not Innocent”—Wendell Berry (1934 – ) Farmer-philosopher Wendell Berry recommends a back-to-basics lifestyle, wherein people are content with simple, but essential, endeavors. He draws inspiration from British thinker C. P. Snow, who, in … More Innocent Lies? No Such Thing.
One of the most cherished books in my library is The Journal of Jim Elliot. I have read it twice and will soon read it again. Every age has its heroes. Some of them are worthy. Some are just popular for a moment, brilliant flames that draw our attention and then disappear. But men like … More Missions Quote from Jim Elliot
Wednesday is for Prayer Passing on another gem from my beautiful bride’s daily reading. She is a big Tozer fan. I love it when she passes on something from her devotions with the comment, “This would be a great one to share with all your church planters.” The quote below is set on the backdrop … More A Prayer for Prophets
Tuesday is for Preaching What does preaching look like in a house church? There isn’t just one answer to that question. In some, there is no preaching. In some, everyone preaches. In some, preaching is more conversational. In some, it is very much like the preaching that you would hear in a more traditional church … More What Makes Preaching in a House Church So Good? (or bad)
Jesus lives. Don’t quit. Don’t stop. Don’t give in. He’s coming again. He lives, he lives, and he reigns. Grab your soul and shake it!
Sunday Musings But You Remained mps 8 / 1983 But you remained After I told you all Tore the whitewash off the wall You remained.
It is harder to find information on Japan but the crisis is still huge. Here’s a portion of one report on the casualties of the disaster. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters at a news conference Saturday that it is difficult to predict when the crisis at the plant might end. He also announced … More News Cycle Moves on But Japan Still Suffers
Weekend Musings Thabiti Anyabwile is a brilliant African American pastor. Reformed and evangelical in this theology, Thabiti is a powerful speaker and thinker who has meditated long on the issues of abortion and culture from a Christian perspective. In this article, he talks about the danger and “appropriateness” of comparing abortion to slavery. His words … More Why We Need to be Careful with Language in Fighting Against Abortion
Friday is for Heart Songs God calls us to more than just nursing the wounded and helping those defeated by life and choices and tragedy. We have a holy calling to proclaim the ministry of reconciliation. People need the gospel that you and your people have believed. Don’t doubt that. Live in light of that. … More Telling It Like It Is: Spiritual Warfare
Thursday is for Discipleship Sometimes we proclaim commitment beyond and before we know what we are saying. “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:19b-20) Think about … More Who and Why Would Anyone Follow Jesus?