Weekend Links Meanwhile the people of God are called to love everyone and proclaim the gospel. We must show compassion to all, love to all, generosity to all while at the same time proclaiming the holiness of God and the gospel of repentance and belief in Christ. Only time will tell if this produces the … More Teaching Children about Same Sex Marriage; Church of Fitness; Supreme Court Insanity and much more
Is there a compulsion to preach the good news, not because you know it to be your duty, not because you are trying to win favor with God, not because you somehow are better than anyone else, but because your tongue longs to tell the wonders of a God who knows you completely and loves … More Why Evangelism is at the Core (not the fringe) of Spiritual Formation
Wednesday is for Prayer “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’” (Luke 11:1) The last thing the disciples saw before they asked one of the questions that changed all of their lives … More The Last Thing They Saw
Others have told me that public persons, like pastors, should periodically google themselves to see if the things that pop up in a search are true or up to date. I can’t remember the last time I followed the advice, maybe more than a year, but last night I did. It was fantastic. I found … More I Have Become Marvelously Insignificant
Just saw a video where an actor steps into the role of Screwtape, the evil tempter instructing a junior tempter on how to capture men’s (and women’s) souls. Screwtape, of course is the protagonist in the C.S. Lewis novel, The Screwtape Letters. I immediately thought of the application to the whole culture of homosexuality, but the … More What Demons Know about Homosexuality
Monday is for Discussion “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46-47) Question: What does life look like when a soul is magnifying the Lord?
Weekend Links Had my first spill on the bike this season on Wednesday but was still able to go out for a 6.4 mile ride this afternoon. Wind was brutal and I couldn’t get south because of a train stopped on the tracks that I had no way around but it was still a good … More Contempt for the Constitution; Abortion Stupidity; John Piper; and much more
Friday is for Heart Songs Too many leaders, inside and outside of the church, spoil their gifts and opportunities with pride and arrogance. It is sad but all too common. I was reflecting on spoiled talents of a potential young leader this week who simply will not be under anyone’s authority other than his own. … More Why is Humility in Leadership So Rare?
Listen to Your Community Michael Frost and I had a bit of a dust up on Facebook. (Michael was responding to the title of one of my posts. I have brought the whole comment stream over from Facebook and put it in the comments on the blog HERE.) It was the second or third time … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect
Wednesday is for Prayer (Updated, Revised and Corrected) Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation One of my readers has pointed out that the prayer that I said was Dr. Graham’s bears a striking similarity to Pastor Joe Wright’s 1996 prayer before the Kansas legislature. It’s possible that Dr. Graham has recast the prayer as his own, … More At 95, Billy’s Prayer for the Nation