Tuesday is for Thinking We live in an interesting age. There is more information available to people than ever before but people seem more ignorant of history and even current events than ever before. Nevertheless, people will pontificate about what they “know” to be true without the slightest relation or reference to actual facts. At … More The Advantage of a One Answer Response for Everything
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
Tuesday is for Preaching I have never met a preacher who was satisfied with his work. Never. I have never preached a text that I felt adequate to the task. Every week there is a level of discontent with my efforts at explaining and living out the word that I preach. Every single message, every … More The Sweet Torture of Sunday Morning
Weekend Mourning After Connecticut Horror Yesterday in China, a man stabbed 22 children in an Elementary School. (China was hit by a spate of knife and cleaver attacks that targeted school children in 2010.) Yesterday was a new and horrific repeat of history. Today, a young man, 20, killed at least 27 people in an … More Weekend Mourning After Connecticut Horror
Friday is for Heart Songs One of the most comforting verses in the whole of Scripture for a pastor is Psalm 19:7. 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. It tells him that the … More The Pastor’s Comfort for the Task of Preaching
Thursday is for Discipleship There is a myth in the Christian community that goes something like this: “If we really live passionately for and like Jesus, the world will beat a path to our doors and follow us to Jesus.” It’s a myth. The reality is that if we follow Jesus, really follow Jesus, not … More What if Jesus Really is the Lord?