Sunday Afternoon Musings “The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.” —Will Rogers Remember: If what your are saying to the person you are talking to is going to make it harder for them to love and respect the person you are talking about DON’T SAY IT! —Excerpt from today’s message … More Humorist Wil Rogers on Gossip
Weekend Links Getting these up late this weekend, but that isn’t because they aren’t significant. Enjoy. Better Thinking About Ministry The Greatest Threat to Marriage is Not Same-sex Marriage (An article that I wish every one over 15 in America would read. Every church ought to write a position paper on this issue and then … More Same-sex Marriage; Al Mohler, Bill Nye and Ken Ham; David Fitch; Donald Miller; Obamacare; and R.C. Sproul on the Age of the Earth
The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of the book Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. As mid-term elections begin to take shape around the nation, I thought it might be a good short reflection on the need to take seriously our duty to vote. A One-Vote Oddity Did One Vote Make … More Did One Vote Make it Possible to Win World War II?
Friday is for Heart Songs “Joy” said C.S. Lewis, “is the serious business of Heaven.” —(Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 93) “Lord, make my heart serious about joy. Make my heart desire the greatest joys knowing that the passionate pursuit of real joy, will always lead me to You.”
Thursday is for Discipleship The literary cadence of authors now 200 years dead is often foreign to our ears. But that does not mean that wisdom is absent. The quote below requires some concentration. But it is a wise reminder that every forward movement for the gospel from our ministries is only possible by the … More Effective Ministry is Only by Grace
Wednesday is for Prayer The Hebrew word for murmur sounds a lot like a murmuring crowd. The ancient Israelites had a big problem with contentment in God. They murmured against their leaders almost endlessly. But God pointed out numerous times that their real murmur was against the living God (cf. 1 Samuel 8 for one … More The Murmuring of Our Discontent
Tuesday is for Preaching I have never met a preacher who was satisfied with his work. Never. I have never preached a text that I felt adequate to the task. Every week there is a level of discontent with my efforts at explaining and living out the word that I preach. Every single message, every … More The Sweet Torture of Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon Musings At New Song Church in Bolingbrook, by the grace of God and through the great vision and zeal of Sue and Mark Davis, the commitment of a single small group, the vision and openness of a great elder board and the heart and prayers of a congregation that wanted to make a … More How Can We Go from Disease Management to Real Health Care?
Weekend Links With all the snow here now, all the snow predicted for today and Tuesday, it is a little hard to get excited for some of us. But here’s good news for many. It is February 1 and pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just two weeks. I can’t wait, hence the … More Cessationism vs Continuationism; Discussing Gay Marriage; Presidential Lies; Hobby Lobby, House Church Preaching and much more