Near the very end of his marvelous book, MERE CHRISTIANITY, C.S. Lewis gives an exhortation to believe in Christ that is a slap down of narcissism. Any age, but perhaps most particularly, our age, would be wise to think hard about his words. “Until you have given up your self to Him you will not … More C.S. Lewis on Narcissism
“Nothing is more repulsive than a life turned inward and focused only on its own joy.” Remember: Jesus said we gain our lives by losing our lives. Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Mark 8:35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but … More Narcissism and the Pursuit of Happiness
Sometimes, there is a prejudice against older books. But not at our house. So in the interest and support of older books here are some great quotes to inspire and hopefully, “motivate you to love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24) Newness of Life “. . . but I saw that walking in the light, means … More Great Quotes Series (8/27/17 edition)
Over 40 years ago a read little 75-page book that powerfully influenced my life. Yesterday I started to reread it. Some of the highlights are barely noticeable. The underlines and side notes are there to help me and guide me back to a former time. And the words are there. Words that were written in … More What if Revival Has Nothing to Do with Big Meetings and Crowds of People?
Kids are back in school. School buses are cruising our roads. Footballs are flying through the air and the weather man says there will be no 90-degree days for the next 7 days. Fall is just around the corner and with it many new opportunities to tell our neighbors about the wonder of Jesus. As … More A Challenge for the Body of Christ in America
Reading with the Pastor John 3, and 1 John 1, and Psalm 143 Last night was a long night. I went to bed early because I had an appointment for breakfast. But it turned out that the Sandman was not visiting the Schoenleber household. I tossed and turned, watched the clock climb through the hours with … More When Sleeplessness is a Blessing
So the “American Eclipse” has come and gone and we all like sheep ran to the best observation post we could get to in our area, with our special designer frames and our expectation of awe and now we can say to future generations, “I was there when …” Some are excited. Some are disappointed. … More On the Eclipse and the Bible