Insulation in your house is a good thing. Insulation on your heart is not. But most of us create multiple layers of insulation in our lives that keep us from fully knowing and experiencing the love of Christ to the fullest extent. The Gospel is free but the Christian life is not easy. Teachers, pastors, … More Insulating Ourselves from Jesus and His Teaching
After the nation watches a man die, . . . the call for a nation to repent. A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival (from the summer of 2020) “Lord, today has been a day of wicked responsesto wicked acts by men with power in Minneapolis.There are some among us who delight in chaos,who use wickedness as … More When a Prayer from 2020 Breaks Your Heart Again
I’m not sure how, but a couple of weeks ago I remembered a book with the thought, “I need to reread that book.” For the last two or three weeks I have been looking for the book. Today, “Eureka!” I found it! The following is the first paragraph from the preface. How is it possible … More Celtic Evangelism and a New/Old Way to Win a World
I haven’t become a political operative or a republican. But this came to me by email today as a fund raising appeal for Dan Crenshaw from his wife. That’s not why I am posting it here. In fact, I have cut out the last few paragraphs that give the fund raising appeal. But the story … More Who is the “Buddy” that is Pushing You to Grow in Christ?
This morning I woke early and retreated to the living room to have my devotions. Readings in the Psalms and the Gospel of Mark and then in a devotional that my wife gave me some years ago that I return to often. There, as morning began to rise, I find these words as a part … More The Opportunity of Temptation
Reading in History and Christianity this week. The book’s author, John Warwick Montgomery, was one of the gifted apologists who helped to secure the foundation of biblical faith in my early faith. Montgomery, now in his 80’s, continues to write and defend the faith, is an intellectual giant of almost superhuman achievement. The holder of … More Psychology or Christ?
Two great Americans and two great quotes. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed in the things you didn’t do than the things that you did.” Mark Twain It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could … More Twain, Roosevelt and Us
Next to the Last Song, Side BNO COMPROMISE LP, by Keith Green The next to the last song on the album is the only song not written by Keith or Melody Green. It is actually a cover of a song by Jamie Owens-Collins from the Jesus Movement era. But in Keith’s hands and heart, it … More How Does a Lover Sing?
A celebration of God and the wonder of a God that would stoop so low as to become one of us. That’s how side B of NO COMPROMISE begins with a song titled simply, “You!.” As with most of Keith’s music, there is a relentless push toward the proclamation of the gospel through the grid … More A Flesh Encased God
Joe Heschmeyer, over at Word on Fire had a great article on the 20th of July that I wanted to make sure my readers saw the following paragraphs. the article was titled: “How the News and Politics is Destroying Your Soul (and what you can do about it)” Heschmeyer makes a number of discerning and … More I Stole These Paragraphs Because They are So Good