When you find good information, a powerful video, or a great message repost it to your social networks. We need to learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google, Delicious, BLOGs, Pinterist, Pocket, StumbledUpon, etc. in ways that do more than pass on cute cat and dog videos. You could start by passing this … More “… for you are a man of war.”
This one created some push back both on the BLOG as well as in the FaceBook universe when it was first posted two years ago. But I still believe that these five questions need to be seriously addressed by both our churches and every one of us who claims Jesus as his or her Savior. … More Five Evaluation Questions for Your Church Plant (or soul)
Three Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock The Individualistic Nature of the Culture. Example: An attitude that basically says, “It’s none of your business.” Analysis: The result is that people are islands of festering wounds. They are . … More Three Modern Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock
Applying a Sunday Message Today was a wonderful service celebrating the dedication of seven children at our Watseka campus. All of these children are gifts from God and it is both wonderful and exciting that God has entrusted them to both their parents and to our church family as well. Pastor Bart did a great … More “… for you are a man of war.”
Sunday Afternoon Musing Pass it on. Our own video will be post tomorrow on the tragedy that is abortion.
Saturday Musings John Piper describes Charles Simeon’s growth in grace this way: “he ‘grew downward’ in humility and upward in his adoration of Christ.” It was this dual and simultaneous growth that Piper attributes to Simeon’s never yielding to bitterness or to the temptation to never leave his congregation for 54 years. This, despite the … More Growing Downward While Looking Up
This Sunday celebrates life with Sanctity of Life Sunday. In honor of all those who have been impacted by abortion I offer this excerpt from my book, Picking a President: Or Any other Elected Official. Proverbs 24 11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; . hold back those who are … More Is Abortion that Important?
I mentioned this in Sunday’s message. Why is Paris all over the news and Nigeria isn’t? Don’t get me wrong. The tragedy and what is behind it going on in Paris and the lives lost and the issues at stake are important for the entire world. The lives lost there are important. And the losses … More Why Paris and Not Nigeria?
Sunday Afternoon Musings Imagine a pastor whose congregation of wealthy members . . . refuse to come to church refuse to let anyone else sit in their pews remove chairs that are placed in the aisle so that standing visitors have to remain standing burn the chairs that someone else paid for for the visitors … More Endurance: What Does it Take to Make You Quit?
Friday is for Thinking This week I was away speaking on The Art of Biblical Meditation at a retreat for the college ministry of a multi-congregation church from Chicago. Thursday was the last day of my three day seminar. It was a fun, challenging, and convicting time—not just for the students and leaders but for me. I was reminded of … More Scary Thoughts about Every Idle Word