Here’s a simple forced-option poll: You can comment on either Facebook by clicking on the link in blue below or stay here and comment on the BLOG. Radical Church Planting (Link here) I am working on an article and need your input. Make your choice and comment on why. Here’s the question. Choose between two ministry … More What Would You Choose Pastor?
Let’s stretch ourselves out and believe God. Let’s take Him at His Word. Let’s boldly believe Him. The world is desperate for the hope of the gospel. This Christmas season, let’s trust God like we have never trusted Him before. (Click on the link below) What Would Happen if We Actually Believed Jesus?
What should we pray for Christmas? What would change us in such a way that we would be all that Jesus came to save us for? I can’t think of a better prayer than this. (Click on the Link) Be Born in Me “Be Born In Me” (Lyrics by Nicole Nordeman / Sung by Francesca … More Be Born in Me
The church at Corinth was a basket case–maybe one of the worst churches in the Apostle Paul’s experience. They were selfish. They were snobbish. They were segregated. They were sexually perverted. They were theologically undisciplined. They were unloving. They were divisive and argumentative. With that knowledge of the church, Paul talks about what … More Even the Worst: Preparing for the Lord’s Supper
Seven years ago this was an early October post that gave both help and encouragement to Believers wanting to make a difference for Christ in their neighborhood. It is still relevant today. Read it and see. via How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul
This past Friday and Saturday I attended and spoke at the annual Disciple-Makers Conference dreamed up and organized by one of my former students and staff members, Tom McElroy. Years ago Tom and I got connected through the church planting classes I taught for 14-15 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. … More When the Gospel Creates Unity
Not really a post. More a citation than anything else. But it is sometimes both refreshing and insightful just to read the text again. And again. And again. Out loud. And again. And let your heart be thrilled again that you are saved on the merits of Christ and not your own efforts. 3 O foolish … More Paul’s Passion for the Gospel
She was black, blind, uneducated and 70 years old. But she was filled with gratitude. And she knew who she was. She knew that she had been rescued. She knew from where she had come. She knew that her future was now secure. She knew that the largess of her benefactor extended to many others. She wanted … More The Creativity of a Lover
Tomorrow morning I am speaking on suffering in a church in Mississippi. Would you join me in this prayer? via “Join with Me in Suffering for the Gospel“
An incredibly sad day in Toronto, Philadelphia, and Clearwater, Florida with the news of baseball great Doc Halladay death in a plane crash. It is hard to imagine a humbler great man. Doc was a GREAT pitcher, but everyone who knew him, everyone who competed against him, everyone who studied his craft and his life said … More Thinking of Doc Halladay