Thoughts on Preaching I keep running into pastors who are trying to “get a message” for Sunday morning. Please stop. Please stop trying to impress, or “wow”, or prove yourself clever, or make them cry, or make them laugh, or make them like you, or think you are hip, or smart, or “balanced”, or sophisticated. … More Stop Trying to “Get a Message”
That bubble of water over the land mass of the USA is all the water there is on planet earth. “We think of Earth as the water planet. But what if you [took] … all of the water on Earth and form[ed] it into a sphere, or bubble? How big would the bubble be? The … More The Wonder of God’s Creation
Politics, Worldview, Education, and Culture Ben Shapirio on Why the Hollywood Educational Scandal Is and Isn’t Important. It’s about much more than what the media is focused on at the moment. Our Culture of Contempt The assumption that all disagreement is because the disagree-er is hateful is a major problem in our civil discourse. … More Weekend Links for St. Patricks Day Weekend
Social Justice or the Gospel? It’s a dumb question and people who come down on one side or the other are missing the teaching of Christ. Nevertheless, there is a priority of importance and we fail when we forget that priority. (Revised post from 2011) via Is the Holy Spirit at Work Outside the Church?
Just for Fun Hilarious Video of a Mic-ed Up 4-Year-Old Learning to Skate and Play Ice Hockey Go get your wife or husband; blow it up full-screen, turn up the speakers and sit back and have a good laugh! Politics, Culture and Worldview Christians and Socialism, How Should We Think? This is a collection … More Weekend Links to Make You Laugh and Cry
A Reflection on Psalm 148 (with an assist from the video below) Read Psalm 148 (or maybe 1, 8, 19, 146-150) The poetry project is a periodic series. In December of 2009 or thereabouts, my son, Marty Schoenleber III (aka Marty S. Dalton), put a video up on Youtube.com. It inspired me to keep working on a … More Sparrows Painting Whales
Politics, World History, and Culture The Horrors of Communist China Under Mao Zedong that Most Westerners Don’t Know About History is important and when we forget it we set ourselves up for failure. This article exposes socialism / marxism / communism for the brutal shame that it really is. Buddhist Indoctrination Update: Achieving Victories … More Weekend Links
Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture above is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more than guns and ammunition. … More Digging Deep for the Glory of God
The American Church is losing the war. I’m not thinking of the cultural war, or the war against abortion, or the war against same-sex marriage, or the war being waged against the faith of our children, or the war for respect among the elites in the media. I’m thinking of a much more important war … More The American Church is Losing the War.
While meditating on Psalm 105, some simple lines to remind my soul that there is such a thing as glory. With apologies to Rich Mullin, there is glory in every page of Scripture if we rightly discern its subject. However circuitious, the subject is always Christ. God’s glory is on display and we all need … More There is Such a Thing as Glory