Weekend Links More links than ever. Some great leadership links, some whimsical links, some thought provoking links, and some very provocative links related to government and economics. Enjoy. Engaging with Culture The Beginnings of Life: Can a baby be non-human? (J.P. Moreland) In Honor of Debate and Truth: Collision Doug Wilson vs Christopher Hitchens Reflections on … More Leadership Freak; TinTin; Bobby McFerrin; Atheist Appreciation; Cultivating Unity; Michelle Obama
Friday is for Heart Songs Over the past two weeks, I have watched my son-in-law’s copy of Band of Brothers. It is a fantastic production despite the obligatory HBO twenty second gratuitous sex scene and the true to reality language. It gives an unblinking and authentic gaze at the cruelties and absurdities of war, as … More Band of Brothers and What It Means to Lead
If truth takes them to the left today on issue A, it may take them to the right tomorrow on issue B. In a week, the truth might lead to a third or previously un-thought of perspective. [For more see …] Engaging the Non-Christian Mind.
Thursday is for Discipleship A few months ago, I had a conversation with a woman who had some serious questions about evangelism and discipleship and how the two worked together. If you have spent any time reading here in the blog, you know that my own perspective is that dividing the task of “making disciples” … More “Why Do We Need Words for the Gospel?”
“You see,” Dr. Iverson said, “If you are broken, you don’t have to ask to be used. God delights to use broken people. That’s the only way to be filled and it’s the only way to become useable.” (For more see …) via Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces.
Years ago, before I taught Church Planting at one seminary, I taught preaching at another. One of the things I encouraged my students to do was to “drink the week into every message.” For more … via “Drink the Week into Every Message”.
A new preacher needs to find his own voice and style as well as learn good patterns of study, reflection and prayer in the initial stages of his ministry. To do that, he needs to stay away from the plethora of conferences that will pepper his mailbox as soon as he takes his first assignment … More Advice for Young Preachers: Finding Your Voice
What if the only thing holding us back from true intimacy with God, true transformation by the Spirit of God was fear? Lurching, Lunging, and Leaning into the Spirit of God.
Wednesday Discussion “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” (Mark 1:35) “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” (Luke 5:16 ESV) Rising early in the morning to pray seems to have been a habit with … More A Night Owl’s Yearning to Be a Morning Person
We’ve got it all wrong and we have to get it right because it is the mission of the church to Make Disciples. See link below and join the discussion. We’ve Got Discipleship All Wrong.