Look it up. I dare you. (follow the link below and look up Matt. 4:19) Many Christians are Following a Figment of their Imagination.
Sunday Musings “Air is not more necessary to the lungs than prayer is to the preacher.” —-E.M. Bounds, The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer
The following is from Kairos Journal. This tragic story raises some simple questions for me: What “scientific conclusions” might our generation be equally embarrassed about in the future? What issues in our time is the Church, late to the game in standing up for justice? Will we learn anything from history? Irony: “White Supremacy” is … More Learning from the Failures of Science
Weekend Links Busy packing day so this will be quick. Some good links below. Remember, a link is not an endorsement, just a stimulating or helpful perspective. Thinking Better about New Testament Studies Evaluating “Empire” in Current New Testament Studies (Reading the NT as rhetoric against Roman Empire has become a popular concept in ana-baptist … More Evaluating “empire”; Doctrine; The Origins Debate; Purity Rings and Wisdom; Jim Wallis Jumps the Shark;
“But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated … For more see: Our Suffering is Not Wasted.
Wednesday is for Prayer “In April 1831, Charles Simeon was seventy-one years old. He had been the pastor of Trinity Church in Cambridge, England, for forty-nine years. One afternoon his friend Joseph Gurney asked him how he had surmounted persecution and outlasted all the great prejudice against him in his many years of ministry. He … More Learning to Endure in an Emotionally Fragile World
Tuesday is for Preaching The devil will let a man prepare a sermon if that will keep him from preparing himself. —Vance Havner Men, it is too easy, to fall for the trap of the evil one. He is a liar, the father of lies, a deceiver from the beginning, a defiler and confuser of the … More Worthless Preaching and Preachers Who Preach without Worth
Monday Discussion “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” —C.T. Studd The biography of C.T. Studd’s life by his son-in-law, Norman Grubb, was formative in my early Christian life. I recommend it to everyone. One of my heroes. Question: Who … More What is and What Motivates Commitment?
Tuesday Afternoon Musings “The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.” ― Søren Kierkegaard We are often so saturated with the spirit of the age, the desire to be noticed, … More Conquering Pride by Refusing to Work in Our Own Strength
From Part 4 The settler doesn’t always enjoy the company of the sojourner. They threaten his security. Their past lives frighten him and make him uncomfortable. Their tattoos and piercings and hair color and clothing and dysfunctional pasts are messy and unfamiliar. And the radical nature of their fervor for Christ, their willingness to live … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers