C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?
This is not a political prophecy. It isn’t an economic prophecy. I’m not in the prophecy business, frankly. It’s not a Socialism vs. Capitalism, Democrat vs. Republican, right vs. left, gay vs. straight, or any other grouping of characters or philosophies currently pitted against one another in the tooth-and-claw media narratives that are all the … More The Coming Darkness
Read Psalm 30 Covid-19 and a host of other societal changes has radically changed the world in which we live. As circumstances played out this year, I was deprived of the privilege of preaching Easter Sunday, but for all of us who have trusted in Christ, everyday is an Easter celebration for he has turned … More When God Turns Mourning into Joy
Idea: Consider reading to the sound track of the BLOG. (“Aubre’s Gift” and the black bar to the right of this line.) Sanctifying the Day — A Call to Worship — “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! Let … More Entering into Rest
“Oh God, give us such preaching. In every church, give us pulpits that have one fear, one desire and through them, shake the foundations of the nation for Your glory. In the name of the Risen One, we ask it. Lord, would You make me one of those men. Amen.”
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] An Evening Devotion for Tuesday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter (One more coming this evening) The Savior is crowned with thorns. Adapted from the accounts of … More “Behold the Man”
Christ alone is our righteousness.
I’m not selling anything. I am simply the messenger. The message is simple. I am a citizen and ambassador of a Kingdom. My allegiance is to the King of the Kingdom.I currently dwell in another kingdom, the kingdom of this world and have a dual citizenship in the country in which I was born, the … More The King Has an Announcement
Listening to the radio, I heard it again this past week while we were traveling back to Illinois. Over the years, I have heard it from radio preachers, from pastors whose churches I have visited, from conference speakers and it bugs me. And it’s not just pastors. I have heard small group leaders say similar … More Pet Peeve About Preachers (1)
……. I’m a Schoenleber. Oldest son of seven kids (5 boys, 2 girls). Tight knit, loving, hard-working, generally—big-hearted people. I love my brothers and sisters. Frankly, I’m the least of them. All of them exceed me and awe me. I think the other six of us are extraordinary. I’m biased of course. On the other … More Speaking Truth with Grace about the Church and “Reconciliation”