Weekend Musings The people at Lutheran Satires have done a good job with this animated short film about bad analogies for the Trinity. (Mild warning: Includes an unnecessary crass moment at the end which unfortunately is too true of too many Irish Americans.) The broad outline of what would become the Athanasian Creed were laid … More Bad Analogies for the Trinity
Weekend Links We just had two firsts. Our first ever Thanksgiving with no family and the first time I cooked the Thanksgiving Day meal. I am happy to report that Stephnie and I survived both events. As the children age, marry, move on we find ourselves in a new phase of life. We miss them … More Ravi Zacharias on Homosexuality; Narnian Living; Knockout Game; Cricket Singing; Wind Maps; and much moreginal
Wednesday is for Prayer All around the country, pastors and church leaders are thinking through and preparing their Christmas season of messages as others are preparing for Thanksgiving. My message this week is on the birth announcement of the angel Gabriel to Zachariah that he and Elizabeth’s late-born, miracle child was going to figure prominently … More When Doubt is Sin: A Thanksgiving Eve Meditation
Musings I’m reading an article by Dan Jarvis and that is his question, “Is your church revival ready?” It’s a good question. One that perhaps most churches would do well to consider. How do we get ready for whatever God might want to do? Today, I preached on 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21: “Do not quench the … More Is Your Church Revival Ready?
Weekend Links The sun is shining and the people of Washington have a good day for all the help that is arriving to begin the process of putting their material and emotional lives back together. We have teams of people going from our church as do many other churches in the area. It is a … More Homeschoolers Better Socialized; Pedophile Rights?!; Hunger Games Warnings; The Creep of Totalitarianism; and much more
Friday is for History and Inspiration Every age has its own challenges to faithfulness to the gospel. Most of what inconveniences and discomforts Christians in America does not rise to the level of persecution. But all persecution starts somewhere and that somewhere often involves much smaller compromises and subtle shifts in perspective. Martin Niemöller, a … More Is it Time to “fall into the spokes of the wheel” in America?
Wednesday is for Prayer Just completed a long elder’s meeting in my home. How I love these men who have given of their time and talent to the shepherding of Christ’s Church. Tonight we were joined by our campus pastor and worship pastor, two other godly men of whom we are so privileged to have … More Men Who Bless Every Church they Enter
Monday Discussion “According to the National Sleep Foundation, 47% of Americans indicate that they meditate or pray before bed.” —-Time Magazine, p. 10, September 30, 2013 Question: Is this a case of the very human tendency of people to overestimating their good behavior? If this is a delusion, what are the effects?
Sunday Musings Here’s one the great hymns of the faith. No meditation on the greatness of the incarnation is a waste of time. All meditation on the greatness of what God was doing in the work of Christ is productive for our spiritual growth in grace and in the power of our witness in the … More Teaching the Soul to Value the Incarnation
Weekend Musings Friday, I had a day off and got some long overdue projects done around the house. Saturday I paid the price of some of those projects with an achy back. But I also got to meet with another pastor and discuss partnering our two churches in the planting of a new congregation in … More It’s 4:16 AM and I Want to Sleep