Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
Monday Musings A number of years ago I wrote an article titled “To My Liberal and Conservative Friends” (December 15, 2014). It was an open letter to both categories of friends for tolerance and fair-mindedness. It was also a personal decalaration and commitment, backed with a promise, that I would not “unfriend” any of them … More 10 Things that Don’t Happen When We Cut People Out of Our Lives because We Disagree with Them
Sunday Afternoon Reading These are some quotes from some of my weekend reading. Enjoy. “While the Gospels record many instances of Jesus instantly healing people’s illnesses, we know of not even one instance in which he simply waved his hand to immediately fix an ugly habit for one of his disciples. Instead, he simply kept … More Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Came Across This Quote: and didn’t like it “Some of our Sunday morning separation is not wrong; it’s just a matter of cultural preferences similar to the variety on our radio dial. People like certain genres of music. It’s not often you will find country, blues, jazz, hip hop and rock music all on the … More Ethnic Separation: Is It Always Wrong?
In January of 1974, I became a follower of Christ. Unfortunately, it was lusty path that led me to Jesus. My girlfriend was pregnant and the weight of my sin and selfishness sat heavily on my spirit. Ken Frech, a brother twice, first in the Sigma Chi house at the University of Maryland, and then … More Sometimes, Conversion is Slow
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Update: (September 26, 2019) This is post is almost 10 years old but as I read and remembered the day that I wrote it I was reminded that this is the crying need of my heart every day of my life. I hope it will be encouragement to you…
Over Memorial Day back in May, I watched the 1950 movie, “12 O’Clock High” starring Gregory Peck. It was a movie released before I was born but shaped in many ways the generation I grew up in through the TV spin-off by the same name with Robert Lansing reprising the role of Frank Savage and aired … More On the Watching of Old Films
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
I don’t know who wrote it. I don’t know where it was originally published. But I want to thank my high-school friend, Naval Academy grad, John Gavin for posting this on facebook. All I have done is reformatted it to make it easier to read and added the picture. Not a word has been changed. … More Sometimes History is a Good Teacher
Abounding in Love Back in May, I had the privilege of preaching on Philippians 1:9-11, Paul’s prayer for the Philippians. Paul reveals the content of his prayer whenever he remembers the faithfulness of the Philippians. He starts with . . . “That your love may abound” Having an abounding love for people and for the … More Being Known for an Abounding Love