I have been praying for workers to be sent into the harvest and this week got word that one of my former students is leaving youth ministry to plant his first church. Very exciting to see answered prayer. Here’s an article that I recommend to him and to all Christians, not just church planters, who … More How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul
Wednesday is for Discipleship People are always asking me what is a good book or perspective on discipleship, especially for men. There are a lot of good ones out there, but one that I have found particularly refreshing is my friend Larry Osborne’s Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God: Spirituality for the Rest of Us. Larry has … More What are the House Rules for the People of God?
I like the show Myth Busters. So, in honor of the show and in keeping with its spirit, here are the facts on a couple of myths often thrown at Christians. For more see: Now that is Myth-Busting! Wow!.
Sunday Afternoon Musings Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher, was once asked what he would do to set the world right. After thoughtful consideration he answered: “I would insist on the exact definition of words.” —Jean Garton, in Who Broke the Baby?, 20. We live in a time when words are losing their power through dilution … More By any logical, biological, and theological definition …
Repost because the time demands it With all of the profoundly disturbing videoes now being released about Planned Parenthood I thought it might be helpful to repost this from two years ago. It explores the profoundly wicked roots of the organization. Very instructive as well, is the the comment stream that reveals the great distortion … More The Profoundly Wicked Roots of Planned Parenthood (Repost from Aug. 2013)
Friday is for Thinking Late September 1974, Fall Semester at the University of Maryland. Bob Avellini graduated the year before to become a quarterback with the Chicago Bears. On Campus, the names Lefty Driessel coach of the basketball team, John Lucas, Len Elmore, Steve McMillian, and Brad Davis are near legendary even though they are … More How to Learn the Difference Between Truth and Posturing
Thursday is for Ending Abortion The book was written and released six years after the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision. It was one of the first books I read on the issue of abortion and it helped to shape my growing passion for the unborn. And it opens with a haunting story. Jean Garton was a … More “Who Broke the Baby?” . . . A haunting look at deceptive slogans
Wednesday is for Prayer My mind and heart are so agitated over the Planned Parenthood illegal, deceptive, and disgusting practice of selling fetal body parts. I’m crushed. It is so blatantly evil it is hard to comprehend. It sounds like Nazi Germany. And all these educated, well dressed, smiling white women defending the practice sound … More A Call for Prayer: Please Pray for Me
Wednesday is for Thinking The world needs to be evangelized. It needs the good news of the gospel. It needs Jesus. We can care for the world and still fail to give them what they really need. This post from five years ago is more relevant today than ever. For more see: Emphasis on Justice … More Emphasis on Justice and City-Transformation is Not Enough
Involved in a lot of counseling of late and some of the problems in helping people reminded me of this post from a three years ago. For more see: The Right Thing Is Not Always the Effective Thing.