Thursday is for Discipleship “Father, let me be weak that I might loose my clutch on everything temporal. My life, my reputation, my possessions, Lord, let me loose the tension of the grasping hand. Even, Father, would I loose the love of fondling. How often I have released a grasp only to retain what I … More Let Me Be Weak
We cannot find the Cross of Jesus if we shrink from going to the place where it is to be found, namely, the public death of the sinner. For more see: The Courage to Confess Sin—What Bonhoeffer Still Teaches Us.
Weekend Links Late with the Links. Went for 20+ miles on the bike this afternoon. Completely bushed now. Can’t wait to see my bride tomorrow—returning from a funeral in West Virginia. I’m such a fortunate blessed man. Better Thinking about Politics and Cultural Engagement A Primer on Race Thomas Sowell—pre-eminent black conservative and economist reviews a … More Thomas Sowell; Bonhoeffer; Tim Keller and Suffering; Millennials and how to Reach them; God and Gayness; Pornography Danger and much more
How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel? How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel if we never have any contact with them? —never talk to them? —never visit with them? —never have them in our homes? —never laugh with them? —never cry with them? —never … More How Do We Help Our Neighbors both Hear and See the Gospel?
In fact, Jesus’ pattern is decidedly non-us.Jesus never put on a seminar on how to preach. He never conducted a class on how to do evangelism. He never put together a school to train disciples how to pray. Paul doesn’t either. In fact, there is a total absence of any of our typically Western forms in … More Jesus Had a Better Idea–Let’s Try it Ourselves
Thursday is for Thinking Our’s is a biased age. Every age is. But our biases are killing us. We are prejudiced about books written before last year. We are prejudiced by our passions, our experiences, our likes, our dislikes, our friends opinions, the politically correct climate, the desire to be liked, the desire to fit … More “I Don’t Love Her Anymore, So I’m Going to Divorce Her”
Weekend Links Opps! Forgot to post the weekend links. A little late, but always helpful. Better Thinking About Politics and Cultural Engagement http://youtu.be/NaPBcUUqbew 10 Fascinating Facts about the Founding Fathers and American Independence (Good read for 4th of July Weekend.) Democracy and Morality: Ancient and Modern (Some of this thinking is going to influence a … More Jesus Drinking; Sexual Ethics in a Post Christian Culture; Hobby Lobby; Crazy Love; Matt Walsh and much more
Sunday Musings A friend recently post a Facebook link to an old R.E.M. song. He called them one of his favorite bands. I think he has good taste. I too have always thought of R.E.M. as one of those bands that was more interested in good music than big commercial success (though they have had … More Musing on R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”
Missional Musings on the Weekend Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. Missional leaders model being on mission for those they are leading in the mission. Missional leaders live incarnationally among those they lead so those they lead can lead others to live incarnationally among … More A Baker’s Dozen of Missional Principles
This is marvelous and just like our God. Yesterday, I woke up with this thought, “your mercies are new every morning.” That led me to the hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, which I started to sing in the shower and meditate on as I shaved. On the drive to the office I continued to think … More Mercies for Troubles and Everything Else