Thursday is for Discipleship “Luther’s return from the cloister was the worst blow the world had suffered since the days of early Christianity. The renunciation he made when he became a monk was child’s play compared with that which he had to make when he returned to the world. Now came the frontal assault. The … More Bonhoeffer on The Only Way to Follow Jesus
Weekend Links Vacationing. Few Links. Little time, got to get back to relaxing. As always, presence on the list doesn’t mean complete endorsement of all the particulars. Better Thinking About Life, Rights and Sex Planned Parenthood Supports Sadomasochism : I Know, It Sounds Crazy But it’s True Rick Warren Comments on the Hobby Lobby Morning-After Pill … More Dogs vs Cats; Planned (Sadomasochism) Parenthood; Tim Keller; Rick Warren: Hobby Lobby; Reading the Bible; Doctrine
A collection of links and perspective I wish every reader of my blog could interact with. Redefining Who a Christian Is, Biblically of Course.
The following is based on a Kairos Journal article: David Brainerd lived the life of holiness and prayer. His diary is a record of hours spent in prayer. “When I return home, and give myself to meditation, prayer, and fasting, my soul longs for mortification, self-denial, humility, and divorcement from all things of the world.” … More David Brainerd and the Life of Prayer
Tuesday is for Preaching We are in Christ Ken Frech, the man and friend who led me to … More We are “In Christ”: Is there grander comfort?
A Case Study in Church Discipline Leaving for a week of vacation in South Carolina with my brother Karl and his wife Dawn. Stephnie and I are looking forward to spending time together with two of our favorite people in all the world. We haven’t had a week off in some time and for the … More Church Discipline: A Case Study
Sunday Musings Excerpted from the last of my six messages at this weekend’s retreat to the college students of CCUC (Chinese Christian Union Church): Look at the end of verse 44 and 46. Matthew 13:44-46 (ESV) 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. … More The Incomparable Value of the Kingdom
Weekend Musings “Every choice away from the will of God is a choice to diminish our joy in God. Any diminution of God’s law or application of of God’s word in our situation is always–no matter how reasonable it appears, no matter how pleasurable the immediate gratification, or how stress-reducing (for the moment), a movement … More Choosing Joy Over Sin
Sometimes its good to reflect on how we use and misuse language. Preaching the Gospel to the Preacher’s Soul.
Weekend Links Speaking at retreat for college students in Wisconsin with little time to post or enter discussions. Hopefully, others will carry on the discussion threads begun on various posts. Only a few posts but I think you will enjoy them. Growing Better Christians Christians: Let us Meditate On, Talk About, and Live by the … More Meditation; John Piper; Franklin Graham; Art Gallery Churches; Free Biblical Training; Gun Control