An updated article that seems more appropriate every day in our media saturated, self-image, self-promoting, self-asserting, self-expressing, self-agrandizing, and almost completely self-centerded age and culture. How we all need a good dose of humility to saturate our spirits and step on our abudance of pride. https://chosenrebel.me/2018/04/08/malcom-muggeridge/
Knowing we need to be forgiven and actually wanting to be forgiven are two very different things. Shakespeare knew this and it is at the center of the tension in his greatest play, Hamlet. It is also the center of the tension in our own lives. https://chosenrebel.me/2016/01/17/thinking-about-sin-and-shakespeare/
So much of this blog has been about prayer. There are more articles on prayer and revival and repentance over the last 11 years than any other topic. And it is to stories like the link below to which every one of those posts were aimed. Please, please click on the link below and read … More Prayer, Repentance, Prayer, Revival
We have all wished that we knew more of what tomorrow would bring. But why should tomorrow, whatever it brings, keep us from enjoying today as a gift from God? God knows what he is doing. We are the ones that are clueless.
An updated post from 2014, because the same signs of a dying culture are becoming more regular, more pernicious, more entrenched every day. Pray. And be prepared to swim upstream for the sake of the gospel and Christ.
Competition is good. And Amazon.com has had almost none for a long time. That’s why when my friend and sister in Christ, Laura Mapstead, posted this link on FaceBook, I thought two things: “I want to save this link and put it to use in the future.” “I want to pass this on to others.” … More Competition for Amazon
One of my goals for the New Year is to reread the C.S. Lewis shelf in my library. These gems on paper were formative to my former as a man, as a thinker, and as a Christian. They continue to shadow almost everything I write and I shudder to think how shallow and inconsequential would … More Excerpts from “The Abolition of Man”
On the eve of the inauguration of our new president, a reflection: The First World War had not gone well for the Allies. Faced with unpreparedness for war, general incompetence, flawed strategies and both political and military infighting, the carnage and waste of human lives was revolting and depressing. One thing had gone well. The … More 1918 Lessons for 2021
I am reading a fascinating devotional book, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks: Forty Daily Reflections on Biblical Leadership Haddon Robinson, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary says in the Forward to the book, that Professor Laniak applies what he has learned to the tasks of being a shepherd in the church and “raises our job … More Where are the Shepherds?
Gather your family and let’s do this together. Five steps. Have each of them write these verses on a 3 x 5 card. Put the “cheat sheet” letters on the opposite side of the card. Everybody read their card out loud once. Pair off and quiz one another for 3-5 minutes. Read the verses every … More Let’s Do This Together