Discipleship-More than Your Church Told You

Sunday Afternoon Musings I quoted this passage from Stanley Hauerwas’ theological commentary on Matthew this week as I exposited the text from Matthew’s gospel (4:12-25). He was relating a story about Clarence Jordan. I just might spend the rest of my life studying the life of Clarence Jordan. What a great man of God! I’m looking … More Discipleship-More than Your Church Told You

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Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors

Discipleship as parenting and parenting as discipleship. This post is five years old but I am continually challenged to work more of this pattern into all of my dealings with people. Musings on Discipleship I am convinced that Jesus’ pattern with his disciples was Hebraic in pattern. That is, the way that he taught his … More Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors

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Days Without Grace

She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace

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Last Night was The Grammys

Christ is Glorious.  Last night was the Grammys, the annual homage to music icons and celebration of the previous year’s “bests”. It is one of the ubiquitous Hollywood celebrations of the arts that is equal parts show, puff, drama, politics, and glorification of music and musicians. It is part of the machine of the culture that sends thousands … More Last Night was The Grammys

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There is No God.

Read Psalm 14 (esp. 1-3) Another offering from THE POETRY PROJECT There is a raw quality to some of the psalms of David, a brutal non-political, non-politically correct confidence in the total dependability of God that progressive thought despises and David and other biblical writers could not care less about. Psalm 14 is one of … More There is No God.

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