May God give you grace to know who needs to read this, and how you will send it to them. Link here: Abandon Chapel at Christian Colleges and Seminaries
Sunday Afternoon Musings While studying last week, I ran across an old article by John Piper titled, “Sin, Civil Rights, and Mission.” The article was actually one of Pastor John’s weekly letters to his congregation. It was tucked away in a file on Philippians 2:1-4 and when I read it, I thought that though it was … More When Theology, Politics and Mission Intersect
My last post (also with a ‘river’ of flowers) started a conversation about ideas and ways to interact with neighbors during the summer months. Practice the Ministry of Presence. —see previous post Create Opportunities to be Present. —see previous post Invite. —see previous post Serve and Sacrifice for Them. —see previous post ddd Use your … More 7 Ideas for Summer Outreach (Part 2)
Four days from the worst day of human history and the best day and hope for human future. Who is worthy of such things? Certainly not me, not anyone. But Christ is eminently worthy of all the praise and glory and honor that we can bestow on Him. As Jude wrote, He is able . . . … More Who is Worthy of Such Things?
Social Justice or the Gospel? It’s a dumb question and people who come down on one side or the other are missing the teaching of Christ. Nevertheless, there is a priority of importance and we fail when we forget that priority. (Revised post from 2011) via Is the Holy Spirit at Work Outside the Church?
Politics, World History, and Culture The Horrors of Communist China Under Mao Zedong that Most Westerners Don’t Know About History is important and when we forget it we set ourselves up for failure. This article exposes socialism / marxism / communism for the brutal shame that it really is. Buddhist Indoctrination Update: Achieving Victories … More Weekend Links
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e Friends Helping a Friend Cross the Line in a Race Friday is for Thinking Yesterday, I read a quote from THE REFORMED PARISHIONER that showed the genius and insight of C.S. Lewis in a new way. The author was summing up an observation from Tim Keller’s book, The Prodigal…
This story goes back about 20 years. “Who is ‘untouchable’ in your ministry—who wouldn’t you give away?” I was speaking at a conference for church planters. Our church had planted 7 churches in its first nine years and the conferees were eager to find out how. The question came … More Who is Untouchable in Your Ministry?
Rereading Life Together for the 20th time. Always timely. This quotation is from the introduction. 1933, February Germany Bonhoeffer had just turned 27 years of age “In February Bonhoeffer delivered a lecture broadcast over the Berlin radio in which he flayed the German public for its hankering after a ‘leader’ who would inevitably become a … More When the “Leader” Becomes the “Misleader”
Prayer. Praying. I have had a 40 year journey of growing and regressing, and stumbling and growing, and falling again, and wondering if I knew anything about prayer, to thinking I knew all about prayer, to KNOWING that I knew nothing about prayer to longing for a deepening and authentic prayer experience. I know that … More How to Pray for Your Prayers