“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” —Exodus 34:21 (ESV) While this verse is directed perhaps most appropriately to farmers, it applies to all. What does resting one day out of seven do? It demonstrates obedience It demonstrates trust. It … More A Challenge from God to Farmers
Some years ago, in a community I was serving there was a rash of suicides. Situations like that always send pastors to the word of God for appropriate words to deal with the aftermath left behind for the families of those who have lost or nearly lost, a loved one. It was during that season … More Suicide and the Bible
Sunday Musings All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. —Henry Miller, writer Henry Miller is a writer and as far as I know, no great authority in things spiritual, but I think there is some truth hiding in his words here. All growth is an advance … More How Does Growth Happen?
Saturday Afternoon Musings C.S. Lewis writes about seeing “glory” or “an image of glory” in nature and its effect on us. We see beauty, we see majesty—and something happens in the deepest parts of our soul. Glory and longing, and love rise up in our souls. We see a majestic mountain view, or a forest … More Substituting Nature Religion for the Real God
Weekend Links The wind is howling outside and later today I will post a reflection from C.S. Lewis on what we can learn and not learn from the majesty, power and glory of nature. But for now, here are the weekend links for the past week. Defeating Abortion Culture Roe v. Wade’s Days are Numbered … More Ending Abortion; Victoria Secret Culture; Progress on Poverty?; Common Core and so much more .
Friday is for Heart Songs Continuing my goal to reread all of C.S. Lewis in 2014, I read this today from God in the Dock. It was a great reminder to me that those churches who are on track to equip the next generation best are churches that take seriously the discipleship of not only … More Discipling the Whole Family for the Glory of God
Wednesday is for Science “No human investigation can be called true science without passing through the mathematical tests.” — Leonardo da Vinci — The following is an interview with David Berlinski, a Jewish, agnostic, mathematician, who has some severe questions for Darwinists. He strikes me as an honest genius, possessed of a tremendous vocabulary and … More What Would Leonardo da Vinci Say to an Evolutionist?
Tuesday is for Salvation Last week I preached on Psalm 6, David’s Prayer of Personal Repentance. Discussion of repentance always brings introspection. Or it should. And that led me today to think of a slam poem my son wrote. He performed it and three others as part of a series of poems by a group … More Repentance and a Psalm of Salvation
Wednesday is for Prayer “You’ve heard it said that to be victorious in a military battle you must have the ‘most boots on the ground.’ Conversely, to be victorious in a spiritual battle, you must have the most ‘knees on the ground.’” ….. The character Eli to his young pastor friend Elmo in the novel … More Getting Knees on the Ground for the Spiritual Battles Ahead
Weekend Links Enjoy. Better Thinking about Ministry Four Early Church Writings Every Christian Should Read (I would add another, Cur Deus Homo [Why the God Man?] but these are earlier even than that great work by Anslem.) 13 Things that Mentally Strong People Avoid (Good leadership lessons for the challenges of life and ministry) 24 … More Downton Abbey; John Piper and Marijuana; Worship Ministry; A Broken Ocean; Fraud and Obamacare and much more.