N.T. Wright duels with John Piper and Piper Instructs on the Beauty of Heaven, plus

Weekend Links .          I played my first 9 holes of golf in two years. Struck the ball well, putted horribly, scored about average. And in the end came to the realization that I will probably have to give up golf. My back simply can’t take the stress. Life moves on. My … More N.T. Wright duels with John Piper and Piper Instructs on the Beauty of Heaven, plus

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What You Can Do to Empower Dissent to Same-sex Marriage

WEEKEND LINKS These are challenging times for Christians who hold to the authority of Scripture. But that is not without its joys and opportunities. As one of my friends said, “Marty, when it get’s darker, the light always appears brighter.” Amen. Let’s shine all the brighter for Jesus and let’s remember to love everyone, including and … More What You Can Do to Empower Dissent to Same-sex Marriage

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The Meaning of Charleston; SCOTUS ruling; John Piper; the DRESS back in the news; Parenting and much more

Weekend Links This promise is still true:   “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14) The United States is not Israel; … More The Meaning of Charleston; SCOTUS ruling; John Piper; the DRESS back in the news; Parenting and much more

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Proving God; White Privilege; Elisabeth Elliot; Rachel Doezal, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson; and a Review of Pixar’s “Inside Out”

Weekend Links Twenty miles on the bike today and then a good hour long phone call with my brother. What a refreshing conversation to cool down with after a windy ride. Spent yesterday working in the garden and on the lawn. It was a relaxing day off but I miss my wife who returns in a … More Proving God; White Privilege; Elisabeth Elliot; Rachel Doezal, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson; and a Review of Pixar’s “Inside Out”

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Facebook Self Censored; Former Lesbian on Olympian Jenner; Tony Campolo; The Church in Exile;

Weekend Links An excerpt from a previous post earlier this year to introduce the weekend links. All loves, all joys, all pleasures are given as momentary gifts to lead us to long for greater love, fuller joys, unending pleasures, all of which can only be satisfied in God himself. God wants us to long for … More Facebook Self Censored; Former Lesbian on Olympian Jenner; Tony Campolo; The Church in Exile;

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As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

Weekend Links For years I have trained others to be “theologically driven and pragmatically informed.” I was seeking to develop disciples who who be able to fight the bent of much of the pop-church culture of being “pragmatically driven and only slightly theologically salted.”  Training my students at the seminary and disciples in the church was … More As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

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Ebola and Links to Inspire, Provoke, Inflame, Encourage and Instruct

Weekend Links Read and grow but pray for the nation that seems to be coming apart with irresponsible actions by many in authority from Washington D.C. to Ferguson, MO, to Los Angeles, CA.  Pray for peace. Pray that fear dissipates and love predominates. Better Engagement with Ministry 7 Ways to Kill a Prayer Meeting  (Tim … More Ebola and Links to Inspire, Provoke, Inflame, Encourage and Instruct

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