Wednesday is for Prayer Whether your church is new or old, organic or traditional, large or small, whether it meets in a building or a house, in a community center or under a tree, if your location is anywhere in North America, these six things are true about your congregation (and mine): We are not … More Six Truths about Organic and Traditional Churches
Weekend Links So much nonsense in the world! So much. There once was a time when a right-wing newscaster or a left-wing newscaster could at least be trusted to present facts. They might have different interpretations of the facts but it was facts that both were trying to deal with. Today, people on the right … More The Nonsensical World of Public Policy and Better Ministry in Light of It.
Sunday is for Reality The following article from Kairos Journal is a welcome antidote to the mindless blameshifting rampant in our culture. Sometimes (most times) we feel guilty for one reason, … we ARE guilty. And when we are guilty, there is one remedy in the horizontal sphere of our lives, repentance. In the vertical dimension, … More The Moral Equivalent of Leprosy
A good day to sing. Looking forward to seeing Keith leading the choirs of heaven!
Wednesday is for Prayer It is the night before He suffered. The Passover is a people-shaping event in the Jewish calendar. It celebrates God’s selection of the Jews out of Egypt. It celebrates God’s hearing the suffering of his people and acting for them. It celebrates God’s sparing the first-born child of Israel. It celebrates God’s … More The Passover Approaches, The Lamb is Ready
Training Ourselves to Not Pay Attention to Things that Matter This is an important, very important, challenge to our social-media-driven culture. We are actually re-programming our brains to not function in the ways that we need them to function to succeed in the world. This is true for children and adults. I hope you will take … More “This is Your Brain on the Internet”
“I always liked the statement by William F. Buckley, ‘I’d rather be goverened by the first hundred names in the telephone directory than a hundred faculty from Harvard.’ In other words, the common person has better common sense than the faculty of Harvard.” My youngest daughter would love this quote. She is a good “common … More Overheard Wisdom
Weekend Links Extremely busy week as we prepare for Holy Week and also made a trip to Bolingbrook to run in the New Song Christian Health Center (dba Bolingbrook Christian Health Center) 5k which underwrites much of the budget for the clinic. This ministry is now about 12 years old and serves between 700-800 patients … More Helping You to be in the World, Not Out of the World
Friday is for Heart Songs We are in the middle of 21 days of praying for friends an neighbors to hear and respond to the gospel during the Easter season. “Knees on the Ground” or “Elbows on the Table” are two of the slogans, code words we are using to remind the whole church to … More Encouraging Pastors to Teach on Fasting
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Thursday is for Discipleship Most of us are not involved in our communities and neighborhoods because we are too busy. We are too busy because we are too cluttered in our schedules and lifestyles. We don’t know the names of our five closest neighbors (first and last), we don’t…