Monday is for Discussion Fascinated to read this first paragraph from a news report with this provocative headline today: NASA Scientists Brings Scientists & Theologians Together to Prepare World for Extraterrestrial Contact “A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without question. Their … More Extraterrestrial Life and Christianity
Sunday Musings Election season is heating up. Candidates are all over the news. Both of the leading candidates of the two major parties appear to be cartoon characters. Neither seems trustworthy and the nation wonders what is going on with the polls. Today, as I thought about it, it all reminded me of the book … More Who are You Going to Vote for?
Saturday Musings I can’t remember when I first made the decision, but for more than 20 years, I have not known what I was paid. I told the elders at New Song Church and the elders of Trinity Church that I didn’t want to know what I was paid. My wife handles our finances. I never … More Pastors, Do Not Seek Riches (or Power)
Thinking of the hard task of parenting this morning and the joy and sorrows of the process. Then the Spirit of God led me back to this post from three years ago. Pray that God would raise up an army of men and women with such passion for our sons and daughters and that our … More Hey Dad’s, How’d You Like to Give this Guy Permission to Marry Your Daughter?
Friday is for Heart Songs There are six statements in Psalm 119 that have arrested my attention. Each of them speaks to how the psalmist views himself in the world. I think of them as the “I am” statements of a heart saturated with the word of God. I think of them as the self-image of … More The Self-Image of the Psalmist
Monday is for Discipleship “Your spiritual level is not commensurate with the number of years that have passed since you trusted in Christ as your Saviour.” —Bill Hogan, Former Pastor of Church of the Saviour, outside of Philadelphia in a sermon on Ephesians 1:15-23, November 8, 1987.
What happens when a man or a woman is captured by the kingdom? Truly captured by God’s Spirit? What happens is a radical transformation as these two parables, short as they are demonstrate. For more see: Kingdom?
Saturday Musings My reading interests are … eclectic. There are stacks of books everywhere in our house and some people in the past have called my office, “the Library”. I like books. Last night I was reading in a tiny tome published before I was born. “My Way of Life: Pocket Edition of St. Thomas; … More Aquinas on the Enchantment of God’s Goodness
Thursday is for Discipleship Knowing who we are, who we really are, who we are in Christ, how we are to view ourselves as men and women under the Lordship of Jesus, is critical to making any progress in spiritual formation. This is the theme of my own essay, Settlers or Sojourners, but it is … More Is There a Conspiracy in Our Bible Translations?
In 2010, while we were still living in Bolingbrook, Chris Fabry interviewed me on his radio program about this particular post. I’m more convinced than ever that this is a huge problem for the American Church. Who am I kidding? It’s a huge problem for me. God forgive us and change us. For more see: … More American Christians are More American than Christian