Everything I am reading about the state of the church in America today, nearly 8 years after this post was written, convinces me that the tidal wave is building. When will the people of God wake from their slumber, renew their vows to Christ and begin to live passionately for and like Christ? See the … More The Tidal Wave Coming to the American Church
Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope … More Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes
Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales. These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought
(Yesterday.) It’s my day off but my wife asked me to go to church with her for an appointment she had and so here I am in my office doing what I would have been doing at home — reading. But the book I have in hand is not what I would have picked up … More How Do We Know It’s the Word of God?
Born in November of 1932, Eugene Peterson is now 85, retired and the possessor of a wikipedia bio that is a woefully inadequate summary of his impossibly huge influence on the Church. He has been a mentor to many almost from the beginning of his ministry when he planted Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in … More Why Prayer is So Difficult?
Saturday Morning Musing Christianity is Not Safe. Christianity is not safe because Jesus was not safe. He sent his first disciples out into the world “like lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:3) and He hasn’t changed. He still sends us out to give testimony to Him at the risk of us. He knows … More The Doctrine of “Self-Safety”