The Cross-Centered Life

Thursday is for Discipleship I was praying and preparing for a counseling appointment with a young Christian and thought of C.J. Mahaney’s The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing.  As I reread the book, I thought some of C.J.’s counsel was relevant for all of us so here’s the outline: How do you … More The Cross-Centered Life

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21st Century Preaching: Cowards Need Not Apply

Tuesday is for Preaching I have met too many of what I call “survivors”—pastors who survive in small or large places by only telling pleasantries, jokes, and sentimental soppy stories (the preaching equivalent of kitty cat pictures and movie shorts on wimp.com). These men seem to have read or imbibed from the culture around them … More 21st Century Preaching: Cowards Need Not Apply

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Guest Blogger: Scott Zabel—Making Tracks for God

Monday is for Discussion My friend Scott Zabel sent me some observations and reflections on last week’s dusting of snow. I love it when the people of God are attuned to the moment and looking for something that will take their hearts back to the cross. When Scott sent me this, I thought of a … More Guest Blogger: Scott Zabel—Making Tracks for God

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Plan Now for a Spring Harvest of Souls

Weekend Musings Here’s another brief article from Kairos Journal on a better methodology for feeding the poor without destroying initiative. Personally, I would love to see every Christian family who owns a home to carve out space for gardens perhaps 10 foot square and pointedly work to share their bounty with neighbors, poor, street people … More Plan Now for a Spring Harvest of Souls

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Same-Sex Marriage Debate Not Over; Wendell Berry; Bill Hybels; Legalizing Pedophilia Getting Closer?; Christian Preaching; Multi-site Churches

Weekend Links Sometimes we grow weary of doing good. That’s why there is a biblical exhortation to not let it happen. Sometimes we get tired of certain topics because we don’t seem to be making enough traction. Yet the battles must be fought. Abortion crept in to the culture and caught most unaware in 1973. … More Same-Sex Marriage Debate Not Over; Wendell Berry; Bill Hybels; Legalizing Pedophilia Getting Closer?; Christian Preaching; Multi-site Churches

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Parables for a Sleeping Church: The Parable of the Forgetful Farmer

Monday is for Parables “Parables for a Sleeping Church” (Video Version HERE) All of these parables are being story-boarded now and eventually, all of these modern day parables will be made into videos for use in churches who want to stimulate their people to make disciples of the nations.* Hear then, . . . The … More Parables for a Sleeping Church: The Parable of the Forgetful Farmer

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