Weekend links Double links this week. Double the instigation of trouble! Already writing for next weeks’ posts. Looking forward to getting some feedback on some new ideas. As always, don’t link me and my thoughts to every link. Better Engagement with Culture Why DOMA Needs to Continue and Why We Must Not Go the Direction … More DOMA’s Importance; Roles of Men and Women; Bolton on Rice; Justin Taylor; John Piper; Ending Abortion; Inerrancy’s Importance
Friday is for Heart Songs I am working through a delightful season of training and equipping elders to reinvigorate their understanding of what it means to be an Elder for the church of the Living God. As a part of that time, all the men have read, Alexander Strauch’s classic work, Biblical Eldership: An Urgent … More Biblical Elders Care for the Poor
Early Weekend Links Too many good links to wait till the weekend. But remember, a “good” link doesn’t mean I endorse all of what is in it. Enjoy. Better Engagement with Culture Some Startling and Good News Despite No Reporting (We could give some other cultural indicators that would be powerfully depressive and maybe more … More N.T. Wright, John Piper, Alister McGrath, Abortion, Better Ministry Thinking; Women’s Ordination; Parenting For Glory
Monday Discussion “Do all things without grumbling or complaining.” Phil. 2:14 Grumbling and complaining are cancers in a fellowship and a culture. They undercut joy, destroy unity and fill us with self-righteousness. They hide the light of Christ from both ourselves and those who know us. Whether you are a church planter, a pastor, … More 10 Ingredients to Pastoral Grumbling and the Effect on a Church
Sunday Musings The Final Question to the Westminster Shorter Catechism is Question 107. What does the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, which is, For thine is the kingdom, and power, and the glory, forever. Amen, teaches us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in … More Longing for the King as His Birth Approaches
Weekend Musings “An hour later I was cycling down the road to nowhere, convinced that it led to everywhere.” So ends the first chapter in J. Edwin Orr’s first book, Can God—-? (1934). He has just related the account of his entry into ministry, specifically of calling Britain and Ireland to faith in Christ. Most … More How Will Revival Come?
Weekend Links Enjoy! How to be a Christian Citizen under a President You Didn’t Vote For (Timely) Slavery Grows in Our Back Yards (This scourge is bringing judgment upon us. We must do more to stop it.) Lessons for Liberals: How a Pencil is Made in a Free Market (Insightful video for Liberals and conservatives … More The Rob Bell Slide; China; FOX and MSNBC Bias; Slavery in Our Neighborhoods; Abortion Culture; Ann Coulter; Planned Parenthood; Aerosmith
A re-post for fun on glorious Thanksgiving Day. 16 Irrefutable Laws of Life (Your mileage may vary!).
Thursday Musings I am reading Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg. This morning I ran across this simple but provocative thought: “What if we could find a way to fine-tune our hearing, so that we could develop first-century Jewish ears? … Is it possible to retune our hearing … More Thanksgiving is for Joy
Tuesday Musings “A warm spirituality without the apostolic and evangelical substance may seem attractive to many–what is called undogmatic, or even unconscious Christianity. It will specially appeal to the lay mind, in the pulpit and out. But it is the death of the Church.” —P.T. Forsyth Pendulum swings. Life is filled with them. Robust doctrine, … More Speaking the Language of the Culture as the Church Dies