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”
Read Psalm 14 (esp. 1-3) Another offering from THE POETRY PROJECT There is a raw quality to some of the psalms of David, a brutal non-political, non-politically correct confidence in the total dependability of God that progressive thought despises and David and other biblical writers could not care less about. Psalm 14 is one of … More There is No God.
Tuesday is for Discussion Thirty years before, the apostle Paul commended the church at Ephesus for its great love. “your love for all the saints” (1:15) “an incorruptible love” (6:24) But just 30 years later, Jesus diagnosed the soul of the ancient church in Ephesus and gave a heart-breaking assessment of the same church. You can … More Why Love Dies but Lives Again
Tuesday is for Preaching Actually, a “virginal conception” is what is really meant! The background to this powerful miracle is stunning. In 734 B.C. the prophet Isaiah was sent to an unbelieving and wicked King by the name of Ahaz. Two armies were allied against him and he was thinking about making an alliance with … More Seven Reasons Christ Had to be Born of a Virgin
Tuesday is for Preaching From a time when a pulpit in France rang with truth and power like it did from Martin Luther King Jr.. This is an old post from a now-defunct older BLOG of mine. I ran across a reference to it in a comment thread on this blog and thought it might … More Pulpits that Change the World
Monday is for Thinking What does it mean to know God? It means many things but if we take our clues from Exodus 5:1-23, it means at least these five things. It means that we obey his directives. (v. 1) It means we will be in hot water with others who will not obey. (v. 2-9) … More What Does It Mean to Know God?