We do not love a man or a woman the way God wants us to love him (or her) until we are willing to love him enough to risk his ire by telling him the truth. “Human love is directed to the other person for his own sake, spiritual love loves him for Christ’s sake.” … More Loving People Enough to be Hated
Weekend Links The Passion of Christ has been the ever-present topic in my mind for three weeks now. “He was crushed for us.” Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter are the highlights of the Christian calendar. Our happy news for the world is that the tomb is empty and sins can be forgiven, the Kingdom … More Angry Christians; Left Intolerance; Same Sex Marriage; Kevin DeYoung; Gay and the Civil Rights Issues
Sabbatum Sanctum or “Holy Saturday” is the day between the horrors of the crucifixion and the wonders and glories of the resurrection. via The Silent Saturday Between Horror and Glory.
Thursday is for Discipleship I’m not completely comfortable with even starting this post. But I think it is important to the health of the Church for the next generation. Part of my discomfort is that I am a friend of Brian McLaren. We went to the University of Maryland together; we took three classes together … More Joel Osteen vs Brian McLaren: Which is the Greater Distortion of the Gospel?
Tuesday is for Preaching I am thankful for the discussions that the history channel’s mini-series on the Bible is stimulating. Nevertheless, it is clear from the whatever niggling we might do about the truncating and compression of the Bible stories selected, the bigger problem with the series is that it doesn’t get the big story … More Some Basic Words on Preaching the Word in a History Channel World
Weekend Links Palm Sunday, Good Friday and then the euchatastrophe of Easter. It was J.R.R. Tolkien who coined the word, “euchatastrophe,” meaning, “the sudden turning from tragedy to a wholly unexpected good” (my definition of what I remember reading in Tolkien). Tolkien said that the euchatastrophe of the fall of man into sin is the … More Public School Challenges; David Platt; Legalizing Marijuana; Rob Bell; The New Pope; a C.S. Lewis Biography and much more
Friday is for Heart Songs Just for fun on a Friday. Enjoy the day. Some days are like this in the world of parenting. But they are worth it. Bring them up in the instruction of the Lord. “So, whether you eat or drink [or parent], or whatever you do, do all to the glory … More Are You a Parent of Small Children? Don’t Miss This
An Unforgetable Experience Last year we hosted an experiential walk through the final day of Christ’s life. Over 700 people from 30 different churches came and experienced what they said was one of the most meaningful experiences of their spiritual lives. This year, in order to provide this opportunity to more people from local communities, … More The Last Night: Experience the Passion of Christ
Wednesday is for Prayer My wife sent me this devotional for a day when I was too busy to write for the blog but wanted to encourage people from the word. It come from Walking with God Day by Day © 2003 by the Good News Publishers. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a … More Praying Through Trials with the Words of Christ
Sunday Afternoon Musings Another offering from Kairos Journal. Usually, when I post an article from Kairos journal I add a post-script or question to stimulate thought and discussion. Instead of waiting til the end with a question, let me give it here. “Are we better off now that such men, with such standards, are being systematically … More The Pony Express and Chick-Fil-A: a story of two times