Thursday is for Discipleship I am reading what I hope turns out to be a wonderful book right now. I can’t give a full-throated endorsement yet–I’ve only read the intro and first chapter–but I can say it has been really helpful and thought provoking so far. [Update: I can now. This is a wonderful book … More Choosing “Us” Over “Me and My”
Tuesday is Church Planting The following story is from the Paul Becker, the founder and President of Dynamic Church Planting International. It is thrilling to hear of what God does when a man is sold-out to reaching others with the life transforming message of the gospel. Read it and thrill to the power of the gospel. … More Exciting Story of Church Planting Simplicity
Sunday Afternoon Musings “Suicide kills more people than cancer and HIV/AIDS, and more people ages 15-44 than war.” —Christianity Today, July/August 2014, “Staying Alive in a Suicidal World”, p. 28. Think about that statistic for a moment. Add up all the people who die of AIDS and all the people of all ages that die … More Who Will Give the World Sustaining Hope?
Saturday Musings Read psalm 107 He’s on a mission. He is trying to teach his soul to sing. Life is hard and then you die. But he has heard of the doings of God. He has heard the stories of God’s faithfulness. So he is on a mission to teach his soul to sing the … More Teaching a Soul to Sing
It is a BLOOD-OF-JESUS Issue As a pastor committed to racial-reconciliation, justice, compassion, the cross of Christ and the gospel, it is CRAZY that the title of this post is even necessary. Unfortunately, such is the state of thinking about the gospel in the American church. There is a “hole in our gospel” as one writer has … More John Piper on Why We Should Care about the Issues Surrounding Ferguson, MO
Wednesday is for Prayer “A quarter of Americans say they have no one with whom they can discuss personal troubles, more than double the number who were similarly isolated in 1985.” —Shanker Vedantam, in a Washington Post article titled, “Social Isolation Growing in U.S., Study Says” (June 23, 2006) cited in Living the Lord’s Supper, … More Finding Someone to Talk to
Imagine the surprise of some when they hear those terrifying words slapping them into reality and out of their delusions! More at: Preachers are Failing their Congregations.
Weekend Links Read and grow but pray for the nation that seems to be coming apart with irresponsible actions by many in authority from Washington D.C. to Ferguson, MO, to Los Angeles, CA. Pray for peace. Pray that fear dissipates and love predominates. Better Engagement with Ministry 7 Ways to Kill a Prayer Meeting (Tim … More Ebola and Links to Inspire, Provoke, Inflame, Encourage and Instruct
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“Robin Williams attended City Church in fall of 2006 when I was preaching through the Apostle’s Creed. He confessed the faith of the church and shuffled up for communion with everybody else needing grace. He was always kind to those around him. I know from other friends of his in the…
Friday is for Heart Songs The tendency in our time, perhaps all times, is that Christians who are supposed to be learners, “disciples” we call ourselves, become enamoured of study, intoxicated with knowledge, saturated with more and more information and yet we apply little. We are educated beyond our application, walking contradictions of what it … More Information Gluttons