Weekend Links Baseball is on the radio again. The sun is shinning after a rain. We emptied more boxes last night and this morning I put a bunch of Christmas and other things in the attic. We are starting to get settled in at 734 S. Jordans Court. Lots of interesting links here. As always, … More Why Should Anyone Get Married? ; Black Leaders and Zimmerman; Apologetics; How Millenials Think
Friday is for Heart Songs and Weekend Reading Bill Hull and Larry Osborne are two friends who have been mightily used of God. I love them both. When the history of this generation of the church in America is written, both of these men will have played a significant role in the progress of the … More Can My Two Friends be Reconciled?
Wednesday is for Prayer Racial unrest, justice perverted, unreasonable and unwise politicians, no energy policy, 54 million babies aborted since 1973, marriages crumbling under the weight of unbiblical views and perspectives, the high priests of culture (Hollywood, CBS, NBC, ABC, New York Times etc.) relentlessly pushing for the normalization of homosexuality, churches more interested in … More It is Later than Any of Us Know: and Prayer is Our Greatest Weapon
A Parable of Castles and Servants Neuschwanstein Castle-Bavaria (not far from my ancestral home in Germany) “The castle was just over the hill off the main highway leading to the city. I lived on its outskirts but I could see its tallest spire. Weekly celebrations were the norm there. We could see the throngs going … More A Modern Parable: They are Outside the Castle
My friend and prayer partner Terry Ivy called today just to say hello and tell me he was praying for me. What an encouragement to know you are being prayed for. Terry, in my opinion, is one of those unsung heroes in a generation enamored with celebrity, size, and bombast. A cancer survivor, a pastor … More Weekend Biography: David Brainerd
Weekend Links Unpacking boxes. Little time to write. Enjoy; be encouraged; be challenged; act. Marriage, Family and Controversy Does Complementarianism Need an Update?: Leadership Journal Asks One of It’s Newest Defenders (Important and nuanced article on an important topic, the role of men and women, and the role of men and women in leadership) Same-Sex Marriage … More Complementarian Update; 10 things to know about Islam; Egypt in the News; Repealing the Bill of Rights? and more
Most Christians, most days, need to remember this. For more see: The Perfect Church Includes a Lot of Imperfect People.
Here are six questions from the opening chapter of The Disciple Making Church: From Dry Bones to Spiritual Vitality book worth discussion on how to evaluate our maturity as disciples. For more see: So You Think You are a Disciple!.
Thursday is for Discipleship Larry Osborne has a new book out called Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith. It’s a good one. In fact I wish every church in America would order cases of them and give them out like candy in their churches. In fact, Larry’s book and … More On the Way to Faithful are You Becoming a Pharisee?
… yes I said pay (paid), my kids to memorize the slogans below in groups of five at a time. They encapsulated many of the values that Stephnie and I wanted to pass along to our children. I hope they inspire you to do something similar with your family. Both the children that God gives … More Family Slogans and Lasting Values