“Little Praying is Worse than No Praying”

Wednesday is for Prayer Unfortunately, some people will see the picture associated with this post and discount everything else because the guy looks old and from another century. Get over your prejudice about old people and older books. Honestly, I don’t think I have read a more humbling book or a more timely one than … More “Little Praying is Worse than No Praying”

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Finding Your Authority in the Text Rather than Your Cleverness

Tuesday is for Preaching “For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.”  (Phil 2:21) Chapter 2:19-30 of Philippians may be among the least quoted, least exposited Scriptures (outside of genealogies) in the whole of God’s word. Why? Reasons: These are among the most personal and intimate paragraphs in the the corpus … More Finding Your Authority in the Text Rather than Your Cleverness

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Give Me Jesus in the New Year (Revised for 2017)

Posted this first in 2014 but I see no reason to change my hope for 2017. It’s over a 100 years old, probably over 150 years old. Its known as an old “negro-spiritual.” Its resonance is certainly rooted in pain. Physical pain? Maybe. Longing for rescue from the oppression of slavery? Probably. A grieving heart … More Give Me Jesus in the New Year (Revised for 2017)

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