Jesus is God: So What? —Putting Jesus in His Place

Weekend Musings Can unbelievers understand the New Testament? Can they read its pages, see the portrayal of Christ in the gospels and the early correspondence of the Church and not see that extraordinary claims are made for the person of Christ? Can they fail to see that he claimed to be be God in the … More Jesus is God: So What? —Putting Jesus in His Place

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: N-word; Global Warning Costs; Hipster Elites; World Vision; Too Friendly Jesus and more

Weekend Links Relaxing day off with my bride. Lazy, resting, refreshing. Some good, really good links below. Hope they are helpful. As always, inclusion doesn’t mean endorsement of all that is them. “Those who wish to succeed must ask the right preliminary questions.” —Aristotle in Metaphysics, II, (III), i. Better Interaction with Culture and Politics … More Neil DeGrasse Tyson: N-word; Global Warning Costs; Hipster Elites; World Vision; Too Friendly Jesus and more

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Truth Lovers: What Our Churches Need

Thursday is for Discipleship Unfortunately, I know too many pastors and too many church leaders and too many believers in Christ who don’t love the truth. They love their opinions. They love their traditions. They cherish their habits and prejudices. They are comfortable with their preferences. They hold with tenacity their own patterns and behaviors. … More Truth Lovers: What Our Churches Need

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“Save the Boys”

Point Man “If I could offer a single prescription for the survival of America, and particularly Black America,” writes William Raspberry, a black columnist with the Washington Post, “it would be restore the family. And if you asked me how to do it, my answer—doubtlessly oversimplified—would be; save the boys.” —quoted in Point Man, by Steve … More “Save the Boys”

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Photo Ethics for Bloggers; Celebrity Pastors; Atheist Stupidity?; New Calvinism; Laws of Logic; etc

Weekend Links “Celebrity Pastors” has been a topic all over the internet. Kevin DeYoung offers some wise words in the post below and the article on Photo Ethics for Bloggers is telling and helpful. Sometimes you break the law or the spirit of the law without intending to. It is already changing the way that … More Photo Ethics for Bloggers; Celebrity Pastors; Atheist Stupidity?; New Calvinism; Laws of Logic; etc

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5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship

Tuesday is for Heart Songs I was sitting with a fellow leader in the church talking about ministry. Specifically, our strategy of up-stream vs down stream ministries. Downstream ministries are reactive, up-stream ministries are proactive.  The subject of getting men involved in discipling their families came up. “How do you deal with men who say … More 5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship

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Raising Up the Next Generation of Multi-site Senior Pastors

One to the exciting things about being a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America is the pastoral care and strategic networks that the national team puts together to resource and encourage pastors in their roles. From mid-winter theological ministerials where deeper theological discussions take place to networks of pastors gathering together in learning … More Raising Up the Next Generation of Multi-site Senior Pastors

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