Praying Worthy Prayers

Wednesday is for Prayer Letter from a missionary out of the jungles of New Guinea. “Man it is great to be in the thick of the battle, to draw the old devil’s heaviest guns, to have him at you with depressions, and discouragements, slander and disease. He doesn’t waste time on lukewarm Christians on the … More Praying Worthy Prayers

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Preacher, Work Harder.

Tuesday is for Preaching I have been running into a surprising number of layman recently whose cry is depressingly similar. In Chicago, here in the suburbs, in Indiana, in Michigan, downstate in Illinois, I keep hearing the same thing. “My pastor isn’t teaching the Bible.” “My pastor doesn’t preach the gospel clearly.” “The leadership of … More Preacher, Work Harder.

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A New Generation’s Voice and Passion for Christ

Monday Discussion There is a passion among 20-somethings that needs to be harnessed for the gospel. And among a growing number, it is happening. May God raise up thousands of “propane poets” in every field of endeavour, every branch of art, in every corner of every little hamlet and every major city, that the glory … More A New Generation’s Voice and Passion for Christ

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Update from the Gospel Coalition Conference

Friday is for Heart Songs (part 2) The Gospel Coalition Conference held at the McCormick Center in Chicago this past week was centered on the theme of “Preaching Jesus and the Gospel from the Old Testament.”  Some four thousand pastors and almost 1000 of their wives, joined together to worship and explore the wonder of … More Update from the Gospel Coalition Conference

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Tired Joy in the Gospel

Friday is for Heart Songs Exhausted from three days of non-stop conference speakers, seminars, conversations, prayer and reflection but filled with joy over a renewed vision of the greatness of the gospel and the beauty of Kingdom of God. Tim Keller’s message this evening titled, “Generous Justice” was a fitting capstone for the week. I’ll … More Tired Joy in the Gospel

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Our Christian and Global Responsibility: Pray for Leaders

Wednesday is for Prayer The Gospel Coalition Conference is a great encouragement and next week I will tell some of the stories related to it. Last night I had a brief conversation with Matt Chandler about theology, post-modernism, the gospel and current controversies. It reminded me again for the need for prayer for gospel leaders … More Our Christian and Global Responsibility: Pray for Leaders

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