Weekend Links My bride is away this week and next visiting the wonderful woman who gave here birth and the house is lonely without her and her beautiful smile lighting up the room. Yesterday, I went for a twenty mile bike ride, pretty good for a fat tire bike weighing 40 pounds powered by a … More Worship Wars aren’t Over; Bart Ehrman; Mark Dever; Tom Nettles; Verge Network on Multi-site; and much more
Friday Thoughts Are there any reasons when the release of a pastor and the starting of a new church “down the street”, “around the corner” or “in the next town over” is not a good idea? (I’m interested in a theological and theoretical discussion not a list of church names and pastors who you disagree … More Non-Compete Agreements and the Kingdom of God
Two years ago Picking a President: Or Any other Elected Official was released. Still thankful for the work of Phil Gioja in putting together the book trailer. If you are looking for a . . . a devotional commentary on the book of Proverbs a study on leadership from Proverbs a help in thinking about … More Two Year Anniversary of My Last Book (But hopefully not my last)
What if the United States had kings instead of presidents? Did you know that we almost did? Kings were all the early founders of the country knew. So during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was asked to be king of America. Washington, both as a man influenced by Christianity and as a praying man, refused … More What if the United States Had a King instead of a President?
Make me run. Make me run with passion. Make me run the race with endurance. Make my life declare that it will not be conquered. Make me like this young woman. Make my life pursue you with such reckless abandon that the world notices, even if for only a brief moment, that you are magnificent … More Oh God, Make My Heart Run to You
Friday is for Heart Songs Last week a friend of mine posted a simple question on Facebook: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?” I don’t know what happened in other people’s mind and heart with that question but I can tell you that my response was instantaneous, “Why did … More A friend asked: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?”
Weekend Links About to begin a very busy season of ministry and my blog posts might be fewer in number for a week or so. The links below are some of the most interesting things I read this week. Sometimes, I think that’s what I am, a professional reader. Enjoy. Better Engagement with Politics and … More Better Politics, Better Culture, Better Ministry, More Fun and the End of Abortion all in your next click
Wednesday Thoughts “There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.” —John Calvin In another life, many years ago, for a period of 11 years, I helped to manage a $1,000,000 Bible Institute over a six week period in Fort Collins, Colorado. For those of you who know … More Cultivating Humility in the Ministry
Here is a link you will not want to miss if you have any suspicion that you are swimming in a sea of information and making relatively little progress in your growth in grace. Bonhoeffer’s Life Together is one of those small books that is worth reading over and over. For about 30 years, I … More Why Aren’t You Listening?
Friday is for Heart Songs “The disappearance of nations would impoverish us no less than if all people were made alike, with one character, one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind, they are its generalized personalities: the smallest of them has its own particular colours, and embodies a particular facet of God’s design.” —Alexander … More Thinking about Multi-ethnic Ministry