I’m at a retreat for Standing Stone Shepherds with about 30 of us, I think. We drove eight hours to tuck ourselves into the beauty of these Tennessee hills south of Nashville and arrived around 4:30 in the afternoon. We ate, we sang, we prayed, we heard from our president and his wife and we … More Hungry, I’m Falling on My Knees
I had the privilege of attending worship in my home church today after a ten day trip to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to care for Christian leaders seeking to be faithful to Christ and His kingdom. It was a good trip even if exhausting. Numerous angels are also exhausted from keeping me awake during … More Thinking of the Slavery of Paul (and ours too)
Deuteronomy 8:3 says that the God of Israel, . . . “humbled you and let you be hungry and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh.” … More Every Word. Living by Every Word from His Mouth
I woke this morning to the news that George Verwer has gone home to be with the Lord he loved and served so well in the times of his sojourn. 84 years God gave him, and you can count me among the ones he had a transformative influence. I never met him. I never heard … More We Lost Another Giant in the Land
Psalm 119:89 How to Develop a Passion for the Things of God Hang around passionate people. Luke 11:1 “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” —-the disciples saw Jesus’s passion for prayer and … More 13 Ways to Grow a Passion for the Things of God
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Sunday Musings Reading with the Pastor Matthew 21 and Psalm 26 This is a story from history that will show you how to read Old Testament quotations in the New Testament. “One afternoon late in 1946” a Bedouin shepherd boy threw a stone into a cave and heard the sound of pottery…
Unlike most people who read my blog, I own a record player. And I still own over a hundred vinyl LP’s. I know—I’m old. My children think I’m a dinosaur. So do I. Time is relentless and ruthless. The subtractions of what my body will let me do these days is sobering. I have to … More Listening to Old Music and Wisdom
IT NEVER GETS OLD !!!!!! He is Risen! His empty tomb is a promise that He will fulfill every other promise He has made. Every one. Hallelujah!!!.
Mis-named or Perfectly Named? Yesterday, in the mis-named/perfectly named, Good Friday, we reminded ourselves of the price of our redemption. Today we remind ourselves of the utter loneliness and suffering of the early disciples. On Saturday, their vision of the greatness of the sacrifice was obscured by the pain of their loss, and un-ameliorated by … More A Saturday Meditation Between Horror and Glory
In just a few weeks, somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 people will graduate from various seminaries around the country. They will all be pursuing ministry in church planting, missionaries, teaching pastors, youth pastors, associate pastors, children’s workers and various other ministry assignments. Pray for them. And if you know one, pass this post on to … More Just Graduated Seminary: Six Things to Do That Will Save Your Life (and Ministry).