Here is an outstanding article and perspective on depression from the ministry, wisdom and experience of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Thirty years of pastoral ministry have given me an education that this issue is not going away easily. Here is real help for the heart that struggles. Thank you to Christian Communicators Worldwide and Susan Verstraete … More For All My Friends Who Struggle With Depression
Sunday Afternoon Musings “The glory of bread is that it satisfies. The glory of living water is that it quenches thirst. We do not honor the refreshing, self-replenishing, pure water of a mountain spring by lugging buckets of water up the path to make our contributions from the ponds below. We honor the spring by … More Glorify God, but How?
Weekend Links Lots of links this week and most of them related to ministry in some way. Enjoy. Better Thinking About Ministry What Churches Will Exist in Ten Years? (Analyzing trends is always iffy but here’s an article that suggests some trends that need to be changed if the church is going to remain relevant in … More Links for Better Ministry: Better Living; Better Defense of the Gospel and much more
A Cry of Lament for the 6th Day of the Month Read Psalm 6 first. (Part of the Poetry Project) Suggested by Psalm 6 Extremity Extremity. Is that what it takes? Must we be driven to cliffs of sorrow Sheer walls of rock climbing to sky While troubles rise like a flood below us? Is … More Extremity: A Meditation on Psalm 6
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It’s Empty Headed to Think that Criticism Rather Living Like Jesus is Going to Change the World There is a vicious new sport in our culture that is destroying spiritual passion among many of God’s people across denominational lines. It is currently running rampant in the Evangelical tribe of…
Sunday Afternoon Musings I try to read Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, once a year, some years, twice. Sometimes obscure, sometimes on the fringe of orthodoxy, it is always thought provoking and powerful. Both practical and deep, I have found it to be helpful in corralling all my disappointments about wheat the church is and isn’t as well … More Bonhoeffer on Burden Bearing Fellowship
Friday is for Heart Songs “What happens in a world that has abandoned its hope for heaven and has substituted dreams and longings that lodge themselves in a world without heaven? What happens, in a word, when a strong transcendent purpose no longer operates upon human lives and human societies? What powers are invoked, and … More Riding a Conveyor Belt to Hell*
Thursday is for Thinking Here’s another offering from Kairos Journal worth thinking about. The only thing I have added are either in brackets or underlined for emphasis. Christians need to raise their level of thinking on all things political and Stott’s book Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Major Issues for a New Century is a great place … More “Was Jesus Political?”
Weekend Links Two days and my wife returns from a good visit with her mom in West Virginia. I’m looking forward to my lonely house being filled with her radiant smile and presence. This week’s links are filled with controversy. Good time to remember that Jesus is in control and is always trustworthy. Better … More Tim Keller on Prayer; Disputing Matthew Vines; John Piper; Kevin DeYoung; Same-Sex Adoption; Christians Under Fire; Mark Howell
Friday is for Heart Songs Tell a lie long enough, tell a lie with pleasant smiling faces on the network news, tell a lie with pleasant stories and glowing anecdotal stories, tell a lie in film, and magazine story, newspaper accounts, and sound-bites from celebrities, tell the same lie for twenty years, tell a lie … More The Propaganda Worked. Now What?