Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors

Musings on Discipleship I am convinced that Jesus’ pattern with his disciples was Hebraic in pattern. That is, the way that he taught his disciples was patterned after what a Jewish father was expected to do with his children according to the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). What did that pattern look like? Part of it took … More Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors

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Poets Use Words to Destroy Vision So Eyes See New Things

If you missed my son on NPR this afternoon, you can hear a replay at Midnight. His poem will be at 12:09 AM, third poem in the set. Here’s the link: http://hppr.org/programs/genre/entertainment. Click on the “Listen Live” button in the upper left-hand side of your screen. The show is called Open Range and is part of … More Poets Use Words to Destroy Vision So Eyes See New Things

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Obsolete Youth Ministry Methods?; C.S. Lewis and Calvinism; The Trinity; Douglas Wilson; Science and Christians; and more

Weekend Links Doing Ministry Better Are Our Youth Ministries Obsolete, Counter-productive, and Wrongly Thought? (The Gospel Side—-What is so uncool about cool churches) Churches Need to Do a better Job of Preparing Couples for Marriage (Here’s help in doing just that.) Was C.S. Lewis a Calvinist? (Douglass Wilson’s surprising answer) Equipping vs. Serving: Are You Ready for … More Obsolete Youth Ministry Methods?; C.S. Lewis and Calvinism; The Trinity; Douglas Wilson; Science and Christians; and more

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The Practical Atheism of Disobedience

Another gem from the offerings of Kairos Journal This comes from a previous generation (many previous generations ago) and requires a slow reading. Think on Charnock’s words. He is wise and he writes to make us wise and holy–two things that God desires and we need. Practical Atheism—Stephen Charnock (1628 – 1680) Educated at Emmanuel … More The Practical Atheism of Disobedience

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Consumers of a Christian-flavored-life

Tuesday is for Preaching The church in America is sick. She has buildings and schools and Bible Colleges and Seminaries. Dozens of parachurch organizations exist to help her accomplish her mission, magazines and books continue to pour forth from her publishers. Whole new genres have developed from Christian novels to Christian music, Christian Comedy, Christian … More Consumers of a Christian-flavored-life

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Bob Dylan; the Darkside; Der Spiegel on Obama; Forced Abortions; Sex Trafficking; NFL Leadership Lessons;

Weekend Links The weather is changing, footballs are flying through the air and it won’t be long before the leaves drop from the trees. I love the Fall. And you are going to love some of these links. As always, I don’t endorse all of them or all of the perspective in each of them … More Bob Dylan; the Darkside; Der Spiegel on Obama; Forced Abortions; Sex Trafficking; NFL Leadership Lessons;

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Very Important Article, Video and Discussion on Homosexuality

Christopher Yuan is a former member of our church in Bolingbrook who was rescued from drugs and homosexuality by the prayers of his mother, the faithfulness of his father, a federal prison, the prayers of the saints of New Song Church and sound biblical teaching. Today, Christopher is a graduate of Moody Graduate School, and … More Very Important Article, Video and Discussion on Homosexuality

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