Tuesday is for Preaching A pastor sought my counsel for a series of situations he had recently become aware of in his church. He has been powerfully converted. He is also living with his girlfriend and mother of his two children. She has been converted but continues to live with her boyfriend for financial reasons. … More Teaching About Sex in the Church
Monday is for Discussion Is it just me or have some bloggers gotten too petty and myopic? I think some blogs out there seem to be entirely focused on criticism of other believers or the church. What do you think? Related: It’s Empty headed to think that criticism rather than living for Christ is going … More Are Christian Blogs Becoming too Negative?
… “Go out and live a life that looks like a sacrifice of love to our neighbors.” … For more see: It’s Empty Headed to Think that Criticism Rather Living Like Jesus is Going to Change the World.
Ran across this yesterday and wanted to pass it along. A good post for Father’s Day I think. Men, we need to be authentic and committed to the Savior. Pray for revival in America. David Platt discusses what it looks like to be a Christian today. He says, “We live in a day where it means … More Are Christians in America Christians?
Weekend Links Got to play some golf yesterday at a Young Life fund raiser. My team was less than sterling but we received a reward for losing big — each of us received a copy of the Robert Duval movie, Seven Days in Utopia. Haven’t seen it but think Duval is great in almost everything, … More Atheist Converts; Game of Thrones Hopelessness; Government Horrors; and much more
A couple of weeks ago, numbers began to spike on sales of my 2012 book, Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. I guess people are beginning to get more interested in the mid-term elections with all of the political scandals that seem to be coming to light. We are 14 days into June … More Government Scandals and What the People of God Can Do
Further thoughts on Philippians 4:9 “What you have learned and sounds like a cognitive component received and sounds like an embracing of the truth heard and sounds like something being repeated over . … More Is This the Apostle Paul’s Discipleship Process?
Sometimes people don’t try to hurt each other, they just do. In fact, they may be passionate in their pursuit of God, faithful to deal with known sin in their lives, willing to repent of wrong behavior, genuinely desirous of being kind and useful to their friends, and yet blind to character flaws in themselves … More Sometimes unintended sin is worse
Prompted by a friends question, I went to the bookshelf to retrieve one of my favorite books on prayer, Henri Nouwen’s The Way of the Heart. Five years ago, when my daughter was in college, she was assigned the book for a class and I gave her my copy to save some money. When the class was … More Finding New Treasures in Old Books and Surprising Teachers (Henri Nouwen and my Daughter)
“I never heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ . . . of the cross, of sin and forgiveness, of death and life (while) in New York . . . only an ethical and social idealism which pins its faith to progress.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer … according to Bonhoeffer, a congregation without mutual confession of sin is … More The Courage to Confess Sin—What Bonhoeffer Still Teaches Us