Friday is for Hear Songs Ambrose of Milan is one of my heroes. Not just because he was part of the powerful move of the Spirit that brought Augustine to faith but because of his courageous and creative confrontation of Arianism (think of them as 4th Century Jehovah Witnesses). So it is always great to … More How to Be Brave from an Expert on Revolutionizing a Culture
Thursday is for Discipleship It was 6:11 PM and I was leaving the office for home–about a 12 minute drive. I had an appointment at 7 PM about a 10 minute drive away from home. That left 27 minutes to use productively. Things to do: Water the garden Prepare and eat dinner Brush my teeth … More Intensely Local Ministry — Starting Relationships
Wednesday is for Prayer I heard an arresting phrase from Dr. John Perkins yesterday. “We,” said the old warrior for the faith, “are addicted to ourselves.” Isn’t this what Jesus was addressing when he told us that his disciples must live a completely different life? Matthew 16:24-25 (ESV) 24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If … More “We are Addicted to Ourselves” (John Perkins)
I am working on a seminar I will be doing on at the Great Lakes District Conference of the Evangelical Free Church. I’ve been asked to do a seminar on taking the gospel into our neighborhoods. I thrill to this type of seminar, because … I know that the people who show up really want … More Making Jesus a Live Issue Behind Every Door in Your Community
Our Big Problem For some time I have been convinced that a big problem in the American Church is that we have a mindset that implies that Jesus can be added to our already basically intact worldview. I am convinced this is a faulty way of thinking about discipleship. Jesus doesn’t want to be added … More Stop Adding Jesus to Your Life!
I wish every, EVERY Christian in America would view and take to heart. How much more joyous would the world be if we lived like Jesus in the next year. For more and a short video see: Men, Buy This Book and Read it Aloud to Your Family.
Ask yourself the following: Am I someone who has an air of arrogant condescension about me? Do I give the impression that only my perspective is important? Is my speech fraudulent or crooked in its pattern? Do I aim to deceive people for my own benefit? For more, see: Do We Hate What God Does?.
Weekend Musings The JW’s are out in the neighborhood today with literature that looks surprisingly evangelical, in an evangelical cheesy kind of way. Oh, when you look closer it is clearly JW literature, the bad paper quality, the Watch Tower publishing info, the style (sic) of the coats and ties on the men and the … More Jehovah Witnesses Poison and What We Can Learn
Weekend Links Some very provocative links this week and one very funny one! As with every other week, I can’t vouch for all the content. Whimsy and Humor Ultra Condensed Book Reviews (Book a Minute.—-Too funny) Engaging with Culture How Many Are Gay? Reality and Myth (The Atlantic—no matter what our policy, shouldn’t it be … More A Potpourri of Annotated Links on Culture, Doctrine, Churches and Praxis
A Monday Discussion for a Friday in June But wouldn’t it be fantastic if every Christian family in America made it a three year goal to …so love.so serve,so initiate,so help,so demonstrate compassion,so celebrate their neighbor’s joys,so care for their neighbor’s sorrows, … For more, see: Starting Parties for Jesus and Your Neighbor’s Joy.