Extremist; Obama’s Secret Service; Senior Pastor Problem; African American Church Planting;

Weekend Links Changes are coming to the BLOG. I am due for a change and the demands of writing and preaching, counseling, leading, and consulting make it impossible to what I have been doing. Sometimes I call the BLOG, “the beast” because it is relentless at feeding time, which happens every 24 hours.  So, the … More Extremist; Obama’s Secret Service; Senior Pastor Problem; African American Church Planting;

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Misinformation is Deadly to Your Church (or Church Plant)

Wednesday is for Thinking On Veterans Day I watched a short video about a Japanese attack on an American fleet during World War II.  Seems the Japanese launched 5 kamikaze manned torpedoes at a fleet anchored near Guam. Two detonated on reefs, one was destroyed by a depth charge, one was spotted and rammed by … More Misinformation is Deadly to Your Church (or Church Plant)

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What Do American Christians Misunderstand about Christianity?

Why Christianity is Not Understood  Most of my favorite novels are Russian. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Solzhenitsyn are among the best. Their spiritual depth and cast of characters, as well as the intricacies of their plot structures and profound insight into human nature, are masterfully timeless. They are also saturated with gospel content and values that … More What Do American Christians Misunderstand about Christianity?

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Dracula and Christ; Political Liberal Converts to Christ; Eric Metaxes; Luther’s 95 Theses; and much more

Weekend Links Some of the more interesting links on the radar screen this week. Drove 1,200 miles in the last three days. Tired. Enjoy. Better Interaction with Culture Why Dracula is More than Entertainment  (Eric Metaxes—breakpoint audio) Fox News’ Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower (Testimony of Kirsten Powers from Christianity Today. The gospel’s power to transform … More Dracula and Christ; Political Liberal Converts to Christ; Eric Metaxes; Luther’s 95 Theses; and much more

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Our Task: Lovingly Opposing Evil in a World Gone Mad

Thursday is for Discipleship The following is from the online Tozer Devotional site and was written by A.W. Tozer. Some issues change from age to age but the big issues never change. Evil will continue to grow and must be opposed with love. That is our call, responsibility and joy. That’s A.W. there on the … More Our Task: Lovingly Opposing Evil in a World Gone Mad

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Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

Tuesday is for Preaching Much preaching in America simply isn’t serious enough to generate any interest from believers or non-believers alike. It is beyond unfortunate; it is tragic. Too many pastors … Don’t take the Bible seriously Don’t take Jesus seriously Don’t take the holiness of God seriously Don’t take the value of people seriously … More Christ Didn’t Die for Your Best Life Now

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Truth-Based Worship

Monday is for Discussion “Everybody knows, that with the right personality, the right music, the right location, and the right schedule you can grow a church without anybody really knowing what doctrinal commitments sustain it, if any.” Which is why John Piper writes, “. . . the older I get, the less impressed I am … More Truth-Based Worship

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