Weekend Links Spring is just 6 days away but I jumped the gun today and went out for a bike ride. Just to and from work, a round trip total of just under 9 miles but at least it is a start. Last year on this day, it was 80 degrees. Today the temperature when … More Ann Voskamp; Complementarianism: Shane Claiborne; Carl Trueman; Multi-site Churches, The Trinity and much more
Picked this up from Adrian Warnock’s blog. He and group of Brits are currently working on a documentary on the the life and ministry of C.H. Spurgeon. I had known a number of anecdotal stories on Spurgeon and the prayer that went on at the Metropolitan Tabernacle during his pastorate but this quote was new … More Is Your Pastor a Poor Preacher? Pray for Him.
Rising early in the morning to pray seems to have been a habit with the Savior. It’s not mine. I am a night owl. But sometimes, many times, most times, I wish I were more of a morning person, but even more, a morning prayer. For more: Making Habits that Make a Difference.
Tuesday is for Discussion We say we believe in a supernatural God, a God who spoke worlds into existence, a God who set the stars in their courses, a God who parted seas and rivers, a God who freed a people from slavery, a God who raises the dead and who is coming again to … More The Atheism of Christians
Thursday is for Discipleship “The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ. Such a man knows that the call to discipleship is a gift of grace, and that the call is inseparable from the grace. But those … More Bonhoeffer on The Inseparable Nature of Grace and Discipleship
Wednesday is for Prayer “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergyman or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven on earth.” —-John Wesley Here’s a thought: Have every … More Shaking the Gates of Hell
Tuesday is for Discussion Ever driven a car that was misaligned? Besides doing things like what you see to the tire on the right, it is not a pleasant thing. Misalignment of your tires is one thing but misalignment of vision in a church can be devastating. Three principles of a philosophy of ministry that leaders … More Alignment of Vision: Why it is critical and why it is hard.
Weekend Links It seems like every week there is more evidence that our culture is losing its mind. Like an Alzheimer’s patient losing bits and pieces of the past, our culture is losing its collective memory as it jettisons its Judo-Christian heritage for a mess of post-modern porridge. It even shows up in the comments … More England’s Failing Power Grid: Coming here? Liberal hate; Driscoll and Osborne interview;