After the nation watches a man die, . . . the call for a nation to repent. A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival (from the summer of 2020) “Lord, today has been a day of wicked responsesto wicked acts by men with power in Minneapolis.There are some among us who delight in chaos,who use wickedness as … More When a Prayer from 2020 Breaks Your Heart Again
Politics and Culture The Real Roots of American Rage Long but worthy article from THE ATLANTIC on both the power and the destructive nature of anger. “The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.” How the Old Testament Kings Bear … More Inspiration and Information for the End of one Year and the Beginning of the Next
I know you have seen it, felt it, perhaps even participated in it. It’s in the newsfeeds of your FaceBook account. It’s in the conversations you have with people at work. It’s in every political discussion, every election discussion, every PC discussion you have or overhear in a restaurant or ballgame. It’s on the nightly … More Less Anger, More Action (LAMA)
Reading with the Pastor Mark 11 and Psalm 46 “Open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in Your word” (Psalm 119:18). The Temple was to be a house of prayer but in Jesus time it had been turned into a “robber’s den” (Mark 11:17). Here was a specially set aside and sacred place … More When Doing Right Gets You in Trouble
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 22 and Psalm 21-22, Proverbs 22 Psalm 21 is radical in its celebrations. The first half is focused on the glories of salvation and rescue (vss. 1-7) and second half turns and exposes God’s burning wrath on those who are His enemies (vss. 8-13). The first half is as encouraging … More “That They Might Bow”
Weekend Reading The following is an excerpt from a portion of chapter 15 from my 2012 book, Picking a President or Any Other Elected Official. I am working on a revision for my new publisher (a Zondervan affiliate). If you would, please keep me in your prayers. Also, if you have a good idea for … More Anger Does Not Give Birth to Wisdom
Saturday Musings I wonder how often we miss the greatness of what God is doing because our hearts are hard to the truth that cuts across and against the grain of what we want God to do? For more see: Fury at Jesus.