The Rumor Going Around the Sculptor’s Shop (C.S. Lewis)

Wednesday is for Prayer “The world is a sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and there is a rumor going around the shop that some of us are someday going to come to life.” —C.S. Lewis, from an essay, “Beyond Personality”, p. 7. “Lord, make us a people who are mesmerized by the rumor and … More The Rumor Going Around the Sculptor’s Shop (C.S. Lewis)

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The Coming Violence Between Generations in America

Monday is for Discussion Read a fascinating article today forecasting violence between generations over the debt currently being passed on the as yet unborn generation to come. Here’s just one of the quotes: Children living in poverty because their parents experienced a tragedy or war, can live with their circumstances, understanding the calamity that led … More The Coming Violence Between Generations in America

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“Without ceasing”: A call to family solidarity

Sunday Musings Did some more thinking on today’s overview message for the book of 1 Thessalonians. My objective was to give both a flyover view at the “10,000 foot level” and then zoom in for a closer look at chapter 1:1-2. I also wanted to leave plenty of time to weave this into the meditation … More “Without ceasing”: A call to family solidarity

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Beaten Pastors; Demons and the NSA; Small Churches; Clutter and the Mind

Weekend Links Ambassadors of a Beaten Down Church: Pastors and their Preaching  (Paul Tripp — good advice from a trusted source.) How Demons are Like the NSA  (Fascinating bit of analysis that plays out both theologically and politically.) Six Ways Small Churches Can Love Their Communities  (And for some practical examples and stories of people … More Beaten Pastors; Demons and the NSA; Small Churches; Clutter and the Mind

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Myth: Differing Accounts in the Gospels Discredit the Historicity of the Bible

Thursday is for Discipleship New believers come into the faith out of a swamp of misinformation, myths, lies and accusations about Christians, the gospels and the Bible in general. For some, part of helping them grow is giving them good information that shows the Bible to be reliable and the critics to be in error … More Myth: Differing Accounts in the Gospels Discredit the Historicity of the Bible

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William Carey’s Parting Story to His Church

Wednesday is for Prayer Understanding the plight, the desperation, the urgency of the need for gospel proclamation to the unevangelized peoples of the earth is one of the greatest needs of every believer in every age.  Here’s how the “father of modern missions” sought to develop such a vision in the believers of his generation. … More William Carey’s Parting Story to His Church

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“Jesus Christ, the most fully human person who ever lived, was not married.’

Monday is for Discussion Something to inform the same-sex marriage debate: “Jesus Christ, the most fully human person who ever lived, was not married.”   —John Piper, in Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, xvii. Think about that.  If marriage is not necessary to be fully human, then marriage is not necessary for those with opposite or … More “Jesus Christ, the most fully human person who ever lived, was not married.’

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