Thursday is for Discipleship Last Friday I had the privilege of seeing some of my favorite people in the world. I was back at New Song Church in Bolingbrook and got to visit with so many people from my years of ministry in that lighthouse of joy in the community. The occasion was a summer … More Spoken Word Artistry and Gospel Awesomeness
Thursday is for Evangelism Here’s a great link on the principle of invitation. Watch, enjoy, chuckle, apply.
Wednesday is for Thinking Sometime back, a friend (thanks Mike) and campus pastor of another church asked this question: (Mike’s words in blue) “Hey guys I’d like a little input. Our pastoral team here at ___________ is discussing, “How to measure our effectiveness of making disciples? (beyond Sunday attendance, offerings and buildings). How do you measure … More “How Do I Measure Discipleship?”
Links for Life and Ministry I am away this week taking the last class for a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. My posts this week will be few and short as a result. Walk with Jesus and have fun. Proclaim the excellencies of Christ by living passionately for and like … More John Piper; Answering Homosexual Activists; Marriage Thoughts; Immigrant Policy; Dealing with Terrorism
Monday is for Challenge Here’s a great post from memory delight that all my farmer friends in Iroquois County will appreciate. My comments and a challenge follow. Neil Orchard was talking with a farmer about his soy bean and corn crops. Rain had been abundant, and the results were evident. So his comment surprised him: “My crops are … More What We Can Learn for Our Souls from this Year’s Soy Bean Crop
Sunday Afternoon Musings “If we are going to call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ, we should be making disciples. But most Christians today are not known for making disciples.” —-Francis Chan, Multiply, chapter 1 If we love God and love people, we will make disciples. Period. Let’s make our churches known for making disciples of Jesus. … More What is Your Church Known for?
Monday is for Prayer The tide has turned. The Pharisees are furious with Jesus. Blinded by hate, they are plotting to kill him. Crowds are following. The twelve are being trained. His ministry is just beginning to gear up and is making headway in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. And the Pharisees are … More Running to a Mountain to Pray and Escape into Battle
Tuesday is for Thinking It was a Sabbath day like no other. Jesus and the Pharisees were about to go head to head over His healing ministry. High drama on a Sabbath. And compassion for a man in pain was the battlefield. And he said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the … More Fury at Jesus
Weekend Links I am a grandfather again! Meredith and Dan just had their second child. Young Owen has a baby sister, Ellie Leta, born this morning weighing 7lb. 1 oz and measuring 18″ long. We are excited for them and us and excited to see our new family member. Enjoy the weekend links. Better Thinking … More Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more
Friday is for Heart Songs 12:21 AM. I had been tossing and turning, and thinking, and definitely NOT sleeping for about 40 minutes. I gave up and got up. Grabbing my Bible, my feet wandered to the living room, and my hand turned on the light while my eyes got busy and began to read the … More When an Unknown Anxiety Steals Sleep