Musing on a Friday Morning Downloaded the complete works of E.M. Bounds on prayer to my Kindle last week. Started reading Power Through Prayer two days ago. Nearly wrecked on every sentence. Conviction. Sorrow. Grief. But also hope, wisdom, and joy in the knowledge that God is not finished working out the life of Christ in me. … More Sometimes “I Swear there Must be Blisters on My Heart”
Weekend Links Some new voices this week and some new topics too. Leadership, Health, GMO’s Church Planting, Millennials, Small Groups, N.T. Wright, and much more. A very interesting interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone in one link. As always, your mileage may vary. I found them all helpful but don’t necessarily agree with every point. Too … More N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate
We approach the first week after Christmas and the New Year—a good time to look back again through the eyes of children. Priceless video from a church in New Zealand.
Weekend Musings What am I living for? We all have a certain finite number of relationship statuses in the world. If we are believers in Christ we are first of all slaves of God. All of us are sons and daughters of someone. If we are married, we are a husband or a wife. If we are … More Slaves Have No Will of Their Own
Weekend Links Great group of links to end one year and begin another. I hope all of you had a great Christmas and that the New Year brings great productivity for Christ. Why not make this a year that you read through the whole Bible in a plan with other believers? Join us at Trinity … More Helping Men with Pornography Addiction; Virgin Birth; Helping Men be Men; C.S. Lewis; Les Miserables
Thursday is for Discipleship Examine the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9-15 (ESV) 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we … More How Teaching Men to Pray May be the Secret to Effective Disciple Making
Tuesday is for Prayer [Updated for Spring 2015] We make the mistake sometimes of thinking that prayer is boring. That it is less important now that my eyes are heavy with sleep, or now with all “I have to get done.” We are fools. Why is it our eyes get heavy precisely when we attempt … More Broken by Need for Prayer: Prayer is Rigorous. You Really Have to Pray
Christmas Day Have a great celebration of the birth of Christ today. And if you get a chance, find a quiet place to watch the video. It might help bring some of the wonder of what should fill our souls about the coming of Christ. Merry, blessed, joy-filled Christmas to you all.
Weekend Links Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas. Looking forward to a great Christmas season with three evening services over the next two days including a dramatic Lord’s Supper celebration. Had a great time with our kids their spouses and our first grandchild last night. Only Maureen was missing and she was greatly missed. As a … More Honest Liberals; Multi-site Churches; Defeating Bad Guys; Atheist Doubts; Sandy Hook Help
Weekend Musings “Your soul will shrink to the level of its concerns.” —John Piper Make sure this Christmas that you remain ultimately concerned about the right things. He is called “Immanuel” because He is “God with us.” He was named Jesus, “because He would save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:18-25) Who He … More Being Concerned about the Right Things at Christmas