Weekend Links Very busy season and a thrilling season to be a pastor charged with opening the bread of life. Enjoy. Thinking Better About Ministry Dear Obscure Pastor (Lisa Robinson—encouragement for those who labor in obscurity and faithfulness) The Pressure to Plagiarize: Part 3 (Neil Cole—a final post in the series and a good one. … More Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more
You don’t have to be Catholic to recognize the wisdom of Mother Teresa and this young man speaking for Life Side News. You just have to be a Bible reader and a lover of Christ. I agree with every word and every connection made. The culture of death that enables, supports and normalizes the murder … More A Christmas Meditation from the Words of Mother Teresa
Wednesday is for Prayer For the last two weeks the blogosphere has been saturated with a controversy concerning plagiarism among some of the most well known pastors in America. There have been accusations about a whole culture of ghost-writing, plagiarism and fraud authors among the “celebrity pastor class” of the nation. I’m not sure … More Choosing Truth Over Talent
Wednesday is for Prayer Christianity Today reports that 20% of non-Christians in the United States and Canada (at a minimum 13.5 million people) say they do not ‘personally know’ any Christians. —Christianity Today, p. 17, October 2013 Two thoughts: If that doesn’t break your heart, repent and pray that it would. If that does break … More Are You a Disciple? Let’s Pray that Way.
Monday Remember Him who came and is coming for you.
Sunday Musings “For nothing will be impossible for God.” —Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:37 (ESV) Literally, “because not it be impossible with God every word” or “because no word of God is impossible.” Nothing God says is impossible. Think about that. If God says it, it’s possible. Makes you want to search out every … More Because No Word of God is Impossible.
Weekend Links Video, audio, articles, —it’s all here. As always, inclusion here doesn’t necessarily mean support of all of the particulars in any. Documenting the Demise of Western Culture How Same-sex Marriage Will Hurt You (Besides bringing down the wrath of God, some practical considerations.) Lincoln Was Wrong: the Southern States Could Legally Succeed? (An … More Persecuted Church; Plagiarism among Pastors; Paying in Blood; Elephant Room News; and much more.
Thursday is for Discipleship The following is from Kairos Journal and I am delighted to pass it on. Not because I have mastered its suggestion, but because it happens to be something I have been studying this year and seeking to make progress in myself. I have a long way to go. Adoniram Judson served … More Making Time for Prayer in a Overly Busy Life
Wednesday is for Thinking Technology is killing your church. Rather, it is killing the soul of your people who are the church. Your people are like mine. They are addicted to technology like crack cocaine. They don’t think they can live without it. They are never far from it and can’t imagine a day without … More Technology is Killing Your Church
Tuesday is for Hearing the Word We have in C.S. Lewis’s words, “a prejudice against older books.” That is a problem. Too often we cut ourselves off from the greatness of brothers and sisters who finished well and can teach us much. Here’s one of those voices from 164 years ago: (And perfectly in sync … More Everything We Believe in Submission to the Word of God