Reading with the Pastor Mark 16 and Psalm 51 Psalm 51 is one of the clearest and best examples of a “penitential psalm” in all of literature. David cries out to God in repentance asking for forgiveness for his grievous sins of lust, arrogance, pride, adultery, conspiracy to commit murder, and murder. He knows he has … More When You are Quilty of Everything and You Know It
Sunday Afternoon Musings The following is a brief article from Kairos Journal and it is well worth some patient thought and reflection. The first sentence is a powerful sounding of alarm. It sits in my spirit like the blowing of a loud trumpet. Pray that the Church in America would seek purity, holiness, and righteousness … More Not Even Among Pagans!
Weekend Links Late with the Links. Went for 20+ miles on the bike this afternoon. Completely bushed now. Can’t wait to see my bride tomorrow—returning from a funeral in West Virginia. I’m such a fortunate blessed man. Better Thinking about Politics and Cultural Engagement A Primer on Race Thomas Sowell—pre-eminent black conservative and economist reviews a … More Thomas Sowell; Bonhoeffer; Tim Keller and Suffering; Millennials and how to Reach them; God and Gayness; Pornography Danger and much more
Monday is for Discussion Gossip or Adultery? Which is more destructive to the loving unity of the church and its witness to the world? Solutions and Suggestions?
Tuesday is for Preaching It was the week I started a three week series at Chinese Christian Union Church in Chinatown the year before I became a consultant at Trinity Church in Watseka, IL. That Sunday the message was “The Repentance of a Man of God.” Their new pastor was going to arrive shortly and I … More The Precipice-Closeness of Spiritual Bankruptcy