Maybe one of the biggest needs in the church today. I saw an appalling video on YouTube yesterday titled “Worst Worship Ever”. I don’t even want to include a link to it. Literally, it made me sick to my stomach just watching about a minute of it. God save us from the idolatry of happiness … More Combating “Happy Talk” in Our Churches
Friday is For Heart Songs Proverbs 30 5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar. 7 Two things I ask … More The Danger of Having too Much or too Little
Helping Your People Embrace the Mission of God. This link helps to balance out my “Why I Stopped Praying for Non-Christians” post.
Wednesday Update on Arizona Trip I just returned from a trip to Arizona to consult with a church planter, spend some time with dear friends who helped to plant New Song Church, visit with a friend I led to faith in the summer of 1977, and spend two and half days with my daughter. It … More Exhausting Angels in the Pursuit of God’s Will
Leslie Newbigin’s Radical Insight Into Seminary Curricula. This comment thread will challenge and thrill your heart.
What if all our (North American) church planting 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 a horse that looks like a cat on stilts? [Go to the link below … More Lurching, Lunging, and Leaning into the Spirit of God
Tuesday is for Preaching “… preaching is meant to be and to kindle God-exalting worship.” “First, I believe it because the Word of God says that everything is to be done in a worshipful, God-centered way: “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor … More Preaching is Not Therapy. It is Exaltation.
Monday Discussion The educator John Dewey has done a lot of damage to the educational system of America, in my opinion, but in one thing he was absolutely right. The best and most effective time to teach something is when the students sense the need and are ready to learn. He once told the story … More Missing the Moment in Discipleship
The Stagnation or Transformation of a Community?.
Weekend Links for September 24, 2011 A shorter list of links this week. I am speaking in Arizona this weekend and have had less time to read. Still some thought provoking stuff here but as always, I don’t necessarily agree or endorse all that is written in them. Growing in Christ Young, Restless and Reformed: … More Young, Restless and Reformed; Charles Dickens and More