On my reading desk. “The Joy of fearing God? It sounds like a contradiction in terms. One of the first times I used the expression, my listener (a Christian leader) gave a puzzled look and responded, ‘That’s an interesting combination of words.’ I suspect he was being polite as he really thought, ‘How can anyone … More What Happened to the Fear of God?
Guest Post by Rachel Burton (Below in blue ink) There are no small people which means, ultimately, there are no small acts of kindness. Because every person matters, every act of kindness, mercy, and love can, under the power and direction of the Spirit of God have a powerful impact in another person’s life. In … More No Small People
Read Psalm 37 (especially verses 1-8) 4 Delight yourself in the LORD; . … And He will give you the desires of your heart. ………….. (Psalm 37:4) What does verse 4 … More “I Call These Noises Silence”
Stay Connected His reasons for selling the popular Christian Satire site are important. They are also the reason for giving the link to his new internet site that is outside of the FaceBook and Google monopoly on internet content. I hope you will visit his new site and use it to help keep you informed … More Adam Sold the Babylon Bee
Short, well written article on how we as Christians should view the move of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Whatever it means politically and however God might use it in his overall plan, how are we to live out God’s redemptive plan for the world? via A Biblical View of the Embassy … More What to Make of the Embassy in Jerusalem
Working on a Six Part Series “Six Things the Church in America Must Understand” We are not as mature as we think we are. We are not as bold as we ought to be. We are not as prayerful as we once were. We aren’t as generous as we could be. We aren’t as focused … More Six Things the Church in America Must Understand (and change)
If you spend much time around as many churches as I do, you meet some truly great saints of God–men and women whose growth in grace inspires a longing for a deeper walk with Jesus in ways that jump start renewed zeal for holiness. At the church I planted in Bolingbrook, IL I met some … More Why are Christians So Immature?
The good news of the Gospel is good because of some really bad news. We have been pronounced guilty before . . . an absolutely good being, an absolutely holy king, an absolutely righteous judge, an all seeing, all knowing sovereign who knows every thought and intention of our hearts, every behavior of our past, every secret … More Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel
It is the beginning of a new year and that means the beginning of another rereading of Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. I am looking forward to this year’s reading more than others. I feel like after reading it so many times over the years I am at the place where I might understand it at a deeper … More Bonhoeffer: It Starts Again
She was black, blind, uneducated and 70 years old. But she was filled with gratitude. And she knew who she was. She knew that she had been rescued. She knew from where she had come. She knew that her future was now secure. She knew that the largess of her benefactor extended to many others. She wanted … More The Creativity of a Lover