Friday is for Heart Songs It was 4 P.M. when Luther arrived at Worms, 40 miles south-southwest of Frankfort, Germany. Luther had been told that his views would be heard, but instead a stack of his books were arrayed on a table and he was asked two questions: Are these your books? Will you recant … More April 17, 1521: An Example for Believers in America on How to Change the World
This post is almost 5 years old. And yet, I find that the issue is perennial in my own life and the life of so many believers. We all need a reminder from time to time. For more see: You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him.
Thursday is for Discipleship “My central claim is that we can become like Christ by doing one thing — by following him in the overall style of life he chose for himself.” (Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines, ix) Dallas Willard lives with Jesus now but his books continue to draw the heart of seekers of … More What Was the Overall Style of Jesus Ministry?
Just spent 20 minutes talking on the phone with a man I have never met who called up the pastor (me) of his father’s former church. He was emotional, drunk, broken, guilt ridden and longing, in the emptiness of all the choices that hollowed his life out, for a return to a more innocent time. … More “Friday Night” Party Night
We are quietly working this process in the ministry of Trinity Church with some wonderful results. One day, every man and woman in the church will be able to point to a mentor who helped them along the way. For more see: Older Men Teaching Younger.
Tuesday is for Thinking I’m generally a positive and hopeful person, except when it comes to politics. Then I become a cynic. The political season is tuning up its machinery to once again pull the wool over the eyes of America. Both the major political parties are well oiled machines at saying one thing and … More How Many Political Candidates Would Pass these Standards?
Monday Discussion Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus . Christ … Mark 1:14 Now after John had been taken into . custody, Jesus came into Galilee, . … More Demonstrating the Connections that Lead to the Doctrine of the Trinity
My son visited this afternoon, making the 90 mile trip to help me put together a piece of IKEA furniture, throw a baseball around and give his wise counsel on how we can better prepare for “retirement.” Ever since he attended a Dave Ramsey seminar the week after he and his bride returned from their … More “It’s a good thing that you would let me die”
Saturday Musings For more than three decades Jerry Bridges has been an honest voice of singular devotion to Christ. Every book that comes out of his heart is a trustworthy guidepost to a deeper spiritual life guaranteed to both instruct and inspire the reader, or at least this reader, to long for more of Jesus. Here’s … More God’s Role and Ours in the Pursuit of Holiness
Another Post-Easter Reflection on the Wonders of the Resurrection April 9, 1945, is the death date for Bonhoeffer, but for him, a beginning. 70 years ago he breathed his last breath as a testimony to his faith in Christ, the truth of the gospel, and the wickedness of National Socialism (the Nazi’s). Today he lives. … More 70 Years Ago, Bonhoeffer Died in Christ