Read Psalm 70 Part of the periodic series, The Poetry Project. Wanting to be Desperate I read the first line and I heard desperation. I heard a heart bleed. I heard a spirit that was crushed under the anvil we call life. I heard something through the page, that sounded like anquish mixed with … More Psalm 70: Wanting to be Desperate
Sunday Evening Musings Billy Graham’s social strategy was quite simple, but not simplistic. It was biblical. It was saturated with a belief in the power of the gospel to change lives, change them deeply, irrovocably, with social change affected by bad people becoming good people through the influence of Prince of Peace ‘”Bad people’ can … More Sunday Musings
Read Psalm 29* * Part of the Poetry Project The Voice There is a TV show, “The Voice” Whose plot line is to find “the voice” —-the voice that everyone recognizes as The One. —-the voice that is cut from a different cloth. —-the voice that stands out against all others. —-the voice whose power … More “The Voice” :: A Poetry Project Update
How many times have I read the book of Isaiah? And still I am nearly blind! Over the last 45 years, I have probably read the famous Jewish prophet at between 20-25 times. Over the last two years, I have probably read Isaiah 64:1-4 at least 350 times. It is taped to the outside of … More Seeing What I Had Never Seen though I Had Seen it Before a Hundred Times
Tomorrow I am meeting with a church planter looking for a mentor. He contacted me last week and tomorrow I will get my first chance to assess him, his plan, his vision, and, most of all, his guts and passion. I don’t know what I will find. But before I go any further let me … More Wanted: Church Planters with Guts and Passion
Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?