YThe Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions is one of those works that is a model of meditation on the great doctrines of Christ. Edited by Arthur Bennett, each prayer is laid out in poetic formatting on just two pages. There are sections on: I. The Father, Son and Holy … More How to Meditate on the Trinity
Ten Reasons You Might Need to Read this Little Book Your passion for Christ has lost its edge. You long for revival in your own heart. You wonder if there is more to the Christian life than you are currently experiencing. You are looking for meaning and direction in life. You wonder if God has … More Ten Reasons You Might Need to Read this Little Book
Among the many things I have been working on since leaving Trinity Church as its Senior Pastor is a revision of my 2012 book, Picking A President: Or Any Other Elected Official. Some might think it odd to revise a book that is only five years old. Let me tell you why I’m doing it. … More A Chapter Revision Excerpt
Thursday is for Spiritual Formation This was the first of a three part series from two years ago. The longer I am in ministry, the more I look at the horrible things that people say about other people on Facebook and other social media, the more I think that Matt Mitchell’s book on Gossip ought … More Nourishing Cancer of the Soul
Tuesday is for Preaching I am re-reading John MacArthur’s Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ (Thomas Nelson, 2010). It is such a powerful book and it starts in the preface with a compelling story of a brother in Christ who gave his life in testimony to the beauty and attractiveness of Christ … More When You Say You are a Christian, What Does it Mean?
“To be right with God often meant to be in trouble with men.” —A.W. Tozer The world has changed. As boomers and their grandparents die off the culture is about to take a huge leap off a cliff as the forty-year experiment in relativistic thinking yields it final fruit. Like Wiley Coyote chasing the road-runner, we … More Fighting the Good Fight the Good Way
Friday is for Heart Songs I love my country. Flaws and all, I love it. I think, on balance, it has been a force for good in the world, even with all of its missteps and corruptions. But it is dangerous to live here. Dangerous to the soul. Our affluence, our comforts, and the long … More Fighting the Urge to Live for Comfort, Security, and Convenience