Saturday Musings The modern American church is “ill focused and sadly out of sync with its Lord’s mission.” According to a 2010 LifeWay Research study, only three percent of American churches participated as the primary support for a church plant and only 14 percent participated “in any way” toward the establishment of a new church … More Getting Serious About Discipleship
Was the early Church silent on the issue of abortion because of some missional strategy to not offend mainstream Roman culture? Or was there something else going on? Here is a brief article from Kairos Journal examining the Old Testament and Jewish understanding of the issues involved and that informed the worldview of the earliest … More Why Was the Early Church Relatively Silent on Abortion?
Great Quotes from Weekend Reading “The twenty-first century has begun with the shattering realization that there is no safe place on earth. Slowly, perhaps, many are wakening to the biblical view that ‘here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come’ (Hebrews 13:14); that this world does not offer a … More A Major Problem for American Christians
It’s freezing in Chicago-land but Spring is coming. It really is. Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday, days are getting longer, the geese are back picking through corn fields. It’s coming. And it really won’t be long. So now really is a good time to start planning what you will do to demonstrate the love of … More Plan Now for a Spring Harvest of Souls
Revised and re-posted for a new day. If your prayer life and walk with God seem thin and powerless, perhaps what you need is a good does of what the rabbis call, kavanah. For more see God is Not Your Pal.
Saturday Musing “The first and principal duty of a pastor is to feed the flock by diligent preaching of the Word.” — John Owen, English Puritan Pastors: Remind your heart every day that this is your job. Remind your heart as you study, as pray, and as you prepare your messages. Remind your heart as … More What is Your Job?
Part of “The Poetry Project“ Read Psalm 103 “Bless the LORD, o my soul,And all that is within me, bless His holy name.” (vs. 1) You Wouldn’t Fit There Now You wouldn’t fit there nowBut when you were smallSo small you fit in a dark and secret placeSo small you hid from us and … More You Wouldn’t Fit There Now
Expect regular posts and reposts on the issue of abortion. I am convinced there is a profound lack of factual knowledge surround the whole issue of abortion, abortion centers, the history of the issue, the real violence of abortion and powerful social consequences not just for mother and child, but father and also the culture … More The Profoundly Wicked Roots of Planned Parenthood
First offering! The book is available in Kindle format now and paperback by the end of the month. It’s a little book filled with big thoughts of God, big thoughts of God’s kingdom, and big thoughts about the Church’s place in the world. My hope is that many will heed its cry for a passionate rediscovery of … More New Book Available: Be one of the first to review
A Simple Post on Facebook Yesterday Evening It was a simple observation that TV producers, writers, and Networks seem to be bent on giving a very noticeable pattern to their viewing audience. Mentalist, House, Elementary, Backstrom: Hollywood selling atheist heroes to the TV audience. With dripping disdain for the “foolishness,” and “stupidity” of those who have … More Be Still and Know: Psalm 46 and the Believing Mind