On Sunday, five days before Friday, the shouts were loud. “Hosanna to the son of DavidHosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father DavidHosanna, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” cf. Matt. 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-11; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-15 Hope, … More Friday, Turning Hope to Sorrow
While studying today I found this gem. “The moment you begin to testify for the Lord, someone will oppose you. . . . John Calvin lived in Switzerland as a refugee from France. John Knox, the Scottish Presbyterian, lived in danger of his life, because of government opposition to his preaching. John Wesley was stoned, … More What Stops You?
Sixty two years ago. Before the Space program. Before President Kennedy was elected. Before air travel was common place. (That’s back!) Before TV had more than three stations. J.I. Packer was writing about the importance of Biblical Authority and the doctrine of inerrancy. He was right then and he is more right now. His words … More The Authority of Scripture — In Every Generation, It will be Attacked
If you ever had ANY doubts about the difference a father makes, read this article by Larry Elder upon the death of his older brother Kirk. When Larry’s older brother Kirk was just 2 years old, his father, then thirty-six, wrote a letter for his son. I don’t know if Kirk received the letter on … More This is not my article
Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope … More Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes
Great Quotes from Weekend Reading “The twenty-first century has begun with the shattering realization that there is no safe place on earth. Slowly, perhaps, many are wakening to the biblical view that ‘here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come’ (Hebrews 13:14); that this world does not offer a … More A Major Problem for American Christians
Update: Book is now available in both Kindle and Paperback. Coming soon. This is an unedited mock-up of the new book(let). Originally written as a lecture for a symposium on multi-ethnic ministry and then serialized on my blog, it has been re-edited and slightly expanded in this 60 page booklet. Available now in Kindle and … More New Book Release Coming
This Sunday celebrates life with Sanctity of Life Sunday. In honor of all those who have been impacted by abortion I offer this excerpt from my book, Picking a President: Or Any other Elected Official. Proverbs 24 11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; . hold back those who are … More Is Abortion that Important?
Weekend Musings It is important to remember the lessons of the past. All mission activity has not always been successful or benign. Sometimes, Western arrogance has accompanied our attempts to take the gospel to the world and sometimes, God, in His sovereignty, still works miracles. The following historical account is from Kairos Journal. Zulu Work … More Untold Stories of Missions and Gospel Power
Don’t miss this story this weekend. If the video doesn’t work, go directly to Youtube.com with this link: The video itself is called “Catching Kayla”. Watch the video (2 minutes) Her name is Kayla Montgomery. And here is a longer video on her inspiring story: