As our culture drifts further from its Judeo-Christian roots and into a modern version of secular paganism these issues and incidents will increase. It is not only what we should expect but something we should prepare for. Once again Kairos Journal has supplied a beginning point for counseling the next generation with truth and compassion. … More Counseling the Transgender Generation
The book was written in 1986, (how is it possible that 30 years have passed?) but it is more relevant now than it was then. Neil Postman prophetically spoke of this 21st-century culture when he wrote Amusing Ourselves to Death. I think the mindset that is needed today is exactly what Neil Postman recommended 30 … More Parenting as An Act of Rebellion Against American Culture
Tuesday is for Preaching Assuming you are a) called to preach, b) work and pray hard over and in the text, and c) lean into the Holy Spirit as you preach, you will receive many “pats on the b… Source: Deflecting Honor to the One Who is Honorable
Ten Reasons You Might Need to Read this Little Book Your passion for Christ has lost its edge. You long for revival in your own heart. You wonder if there is more to the Christian life than you are currently experiencing. You are looking for meaning and direction in life. You wonder if God has … More Ten Reasons You Might Need to Read this Little Book
I just spent the last 36 hours analyzing a potential site for a church plant in IL. It is a thrilling opportunity for the right church planter. The discussion with the district leadership of the denomination and with some of the potential core group members reminded me of this post from three years ago. With … More What hinders rapid church multiplication?
Tozer was writing about the Christianity he observed in the years before the assassination of President Kennedy. It is shocking to see how relevant his observations continue to be of the church in America today. In fact, I wonder if Tozer wouldn’t have a heart attack if he saw the lazy, superficial, feelings-oriented, smarmy, and … More Tozer’s Critique of Evangelical Christians
In this video, Skye Jethani draws an analogy between President Eisenhower warning about the growing “Military Industrial Complex” and the growing and troubling phenomenon of the “Celebrity Pastor.” I think he is spot on. Listen and see what you think. And then, spend some time praying for pastors in America to seek Jesus, not fame; to … More Why So Many Celebrity Pastors?
I’m sitting in the airport in Atlanta at the mid-point of a three-hour layover after a weekend in South Carolina, meeting folks and getting to know a community that might be our next stop in our journey of faith. It has been a good weekend. The church and its people are marvelously mature and … More Schoenleber Family Update
This weekend I will be going on a vision trip to examine a potential church for our next appointment. I would appreciate your prayers. Wisdom in analyzing the community and the church needs. Wisdom in discerning God’s call. Wisdom in how to be most helpful to the church while I am there. Wisdom for … More Our Next Move
Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chinatown, Chicago. The worship team was outstanding as they helped us to give homage to the King before my message from Galatians 6:1-10. One of the songs we sang as a congregation was “Christ is Enough”, (The acoustic version below is from … More Last Sunday