Monday is for Discussion The following introduction and quote are from the Wikipedia entry on Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones. The questions are mine. Once, while unfolding to his congregation the internal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian, Lloyd-Jones marveled at his experience in preaching. I say it again to the glory … More Do Preachers Know the Power of the Holy Spirit? (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
Sunday Musings “I resent the charge that Christianity has done nothing for the poor but exploit them. I am acutely aware that the seedbed for Communism [Marxism, socialism, anarchy and a dozen other destructive political constructs] is corrupt capitalism and corrupt Christianity. But Marxist do not know that what they are seeing is the church, … More The Church Wins When it Serves
Weekend Links Between Christmas and New Year is always a quiet time in our house. Even when the kids were with us, this was a season of solitude. I like it. So I am going to post this and get back to the quiet. Reading, meditating, praying, enjoying being in the same room with my … More Helping Infertile Couples; Listening to a Feminist Defend Men; a little Duck Dynasty; Leaders Worth the Title; Jesus on Every Page and much more
Monday Discussion The angel comes not to ambassadors, or kings, or presidents, or media moguls, or celebrities, not to intellectuals, or priests, or professors but to shepherds, by many accounts, members of one of the lowest rungs of society in the ancient world. Shepherds. Think about the scene. It’s dark. They are tired. They are … More Terrifying Glory and Surprising Significance
Sunday Musings “And Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” —Luke 2:19 Questions: Is there a simpler and more effective way to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ than treasuring the word of God and pondering it everyday? Wouldn’t today be a good time to start?
Better interaction with culture is almost impossible without better information. The problem is that even with the internet, accurate information is so hard to ferret out of the voluminous glut to be sifted through. In short, we have too much information and the much is crowding out the important. TV news and cable news is … More Nelson Mandela: Can a Man’s Life Be More than the Sum of Its (Unrepentant) Parts?
Weekend Links Weekend Links going up a little late this weekend. Had to make two trips to the doctor (nothing serious) but time consuming. My hope is that all these links will help you love Jesus and your neighbor better. As always, inclusion is not necessarily an endorsement of everything within the link. Better Thinking … More Beating Demons; Helping Homosexuals; Destroying Sex Trade; Sweden’s Stupidity; Lotteries; and much more
Monday Discussion “The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” “As long as you notice, and have to count, the steps, you are not yet dancing, but only learning to dance.” —Clive Staples Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 4. Question: Does the … More Learning the Dance that is Worship
Sunday Musings In January, we will begin a new challenge for the church to read through the Bible in a year. This is so important. It is important because . . . the law of the Lord is perfect (Psalm 19:7) there is a famine for the word of God In my email today there … More Thinking about the New Year and Biblical Illiteracy
Friday is for Heart Songs I have become increasingly convinced that there is too much triviality in my life. Too much attention paid to inconsequential things. Too much worry and striving for things that a man ought to just let happen, if they are to happen at all. My remedy is that I am going … More The Fellowship of Dead Saints