Ours is a boasting culture. Trash talking is not only accepted but expected. Whether it is on the field of competition, the corporate world, rooting for our local or favorite sports teams, boasting over who has never lost a basketball competition between brothers or friends. It is common. It is part of every new truck … More “Let Not the Wise Man Boast”
Doing a second read on “THE CELTIC WAY OF EVANGELISM” (George Hunter, Abingdon Press, 2000) and this quote pushed its way to my consciousness. (The context is an analysis of the problems St. Patrick faced from his superiors one decade in to his 28 year mission to Ireland. Hunter then draws a parallel to the … More Has the Church Lost Its Way?
People like to feel powerful. But there are times when it wise to know that you are powerless. And to act that way. You have heard the adage, “Your arm is too short to box with God.” Yeah. Don’t even try to get in that ring. “Human strength can never impress an omnipotent God, and … More Bad News for Unbelief
Just watched All the Kings Men, a 1949 movie about a charismatic but corrupt Governor and the shady dealings and the strong-armed tactics used to get his way. A populist politician who got things done but stepped on anyone who got in his way. First impression, beyond disgust, was it looked like a playbook for … More Sin, Repentance and Jesus
To paraphrase C.S. Lewis: “The world is asleep in an evil enchantment.” Ideas on Being a Good Neighbor So how do we wake up our neighbors who are asleep “under an evil enchantment?” Pray, pray, pray. But what do you do after or, better, as you continue to pray. Short answer: Engage your neighbors in … More “The World is Asleep in An Evil Enchantment.”
Keep praying. Don’t lose heart or hope in your God. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
My pastor asked me to be a part of our Good Friday service. I said yes. Approximately 15 minutes before the service was to begin, my phone rang. It was my friend Ben’s number. We were in prayer with all the other participants in the evening’s service so I didn’t pick up. But when prayer … More A Good Friday Meditation for Silent Saturday
Recently the Christian world has been rocked by the apostasy and abandoning of the faith by prominent men who at one time, it was thought, had a deep devotion to Christ. Worse perhaps is the revealing of prominent men “of faith” living hypocritical and double lives. If you are looking for me to name names, … More Hypocrisy and Wickedness in Christians
Why do we love Jesus? We do we serve Him?Why do we live for Him?Why would we die for Him? His holiness for our sin. It’s that simple.
This is a departure from what I usually post. Covid is news everywhere. Yesterday, I read the report below from Tom Woods. Woods is a libertarian scholar, a podcaster, financial advisor and in general, a provocateur. He thinks the government’s policies related to COVID make no sense scientifically, economically or from the standpoint of the … More COVID, COVID, Everywhere