This is a site designed to provide materials, ideas and hope for Christian Leaders. It is pastoral care for church planters, missional leaders, pastors and missionaries and all those who want to be more effective and more Christ-centered in their lives and ministry. Working with Standing Stone Ministry, I meet with pastors on a regular … More When Christian Leaders are Criticized
“Whenever a man is praised it is meet for him to think about his sins and then consider, he should say ‘I am unworthy of the things that are said about me.” —Anonymous One of my professor colleagues at the seminary I taught at in California had a raw bluntness that cut through false modesty … More The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds
Ran across this while looking for something else. (Happens all the time). Here, a husband and wife team up to give a humorous but insightful and intelligent look at what theology is and why it is important to all of us. Enjoy.
75 years ago, C.S. Lewis saw the philosophical direction of the modern world and delivered three lectures as a buttress against those trends. Over the years the book has sold well but its warnings have not been heeded. And now, the destruction of Western Civilization is imminent. Lewis delivered the Riddell Memorial Lectures at King’s … More Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis
This is a story I read years and years ago. I was reminded of it again last night when an old friend from California contacted me on LinkedIN and we talked about the difference the gospel makes in our live in contrast to the triviality of some of the things that we spend our lives … More Trivial Pursuit or Changing the World?
Keith Green was young. He was a former child-rock star, having signed a 5 year contract with Decca Records at the age of 11 to be a rock singer. Just sixteen years later he would die in a plane crash. But in those years he completed his contract and became disillusioned with life. The sand … More “How Can They Live Without Jesus”
I was doing some clean up. Just wrapping up a day with a few minutes of tyding up the office before heading home to my bride of 36+ years. There it was. I don’t know why it was there. I don’t know how long it had been there. I do know that it is the … More When a Nearly 26 Year Old Time Capsule is All You Need to Brighten Up Your Day
This, from an interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology (Discipleship in the Age of Spectacle), [April 2, 2016] “. . . image-making technologies contribute to what the Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls a ‘culture of spectacle.’ Llosa observes that, in the past, the purpose of culture was edification: building society by … More Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon
I live in a multi-ethnic neighborhood near the hospital. We are new to the community but have been encouraged by the camaraderie and openness of our neighbors since we moved in. In the run up to Hurricane Florence, different communities tried to prepare as best they could. In our community the city stepped in … More Can A Miracle Start Slowly?
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You