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. Should be available by mid-February … 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: See her run here. The video itself is called “Catching Kayla”. http://youtu.be/kpA-FsKLA6A
Weekend Musings It is impossible for me to read Psalm 137 and not think of Don McLean’s 1969 Babylon. I read the Psalm’s opening lines and instantly I am transported to McLean’s 1 minute 41 second recording. His musical interpretation, with its haunting melody, his liquidly smooth voice coupled with his understanding of the texture of the … More “You Will Not Forget Us”
Is preaching a worthless activity in our churches? Why do we devote so much time to it each week when so few pay any attention to what preachers preach? Oh our congregations listen, they pay attention to listening, they tolerate our droning, and teaching, and preaching, and impassioned exhortations. Many appreciate the effort we … More Worthless Activities in Our Churches
Weekend Musings Can unbelievers understand the New Testament? Can they read its pages, see the portrayal of Christ in the gospels and the early correspondence of the Church and not see that extraordinary claims are made for the person of Christ? Can they fail to see that he claimed to be be God in the … More Jesus is God: So What? —Putting Jesus in His Place
Friday is for Heart Songs I was sitting with a fellow leader in the church talking about ministry. Specifically, our strategy of up-stream vs down stream ministries. Downstream ministries are reactive, up-stream ministries are proactive. The subject of getting men involved in discipling their families came up. “How do you deal with men who say … More 5 Strategies for Involving Non-Reading-Men in Discipleship
The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of the book Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. As mid-term elections begin to take shape around the nation, I thought it might be a good short reflection on the need to take seriously our duty to vote. A One-Vote Oddity Did One Vote Make … More Did One Vote Make it Possible to Win World War II?