A Monday Musings The gospel is a proclamation, not a sales pitch. Jesus called people to repent and believe. And he commissioned us to do the same. Some will, and sadly, some will not. I have been reflecting on this for a couple of days (honestly, for years) but recently two different authors have fueled my … More The Gospel is a Proclamation, Not a Sales Pitch.
Weekend Links I don’t know where I first read it. I don’t even know if I remember the quote right. But it went something like this: “A friend is someone who knows the song of your life and can sing the melody line for you when you have forgotten it.” My hope for you in … More Top Church Trends; New York Times and Calvinism; 255 Obama Lies; Apps, Teens and Parents; and much more
Weekend Links Baseball is on the radio again. The sun is shinning after a rain. We emptied more boxes last night and this morning I put a bunch of Christmas and other things in the attic. We are starting to get settled in at 734 S. Jordans Court. Lots of interesting links here. As always, … More Why Should Anyone Get Married? ; Black Leaders and Zimmerman; Apologetics; How Millenials Think
Weekend Links So much going on in the world and so much going wrong, it is a good idea to remember that our God is neither surprised, anxious, or ignorant. Neither is he powerless. “Let not your heart be troubled.” (Jesus in John 14:1). But it is wise for us to think about our opportunities … More Rapper Shai Linne on False Teaching; Abortion; Islam and Peace; Discipling Like Jesus; Angry Calvinists
Weekend Links Doing Ministry Better Are Our Youth Ministries Obsolete, Counter-productive, and Wrongly Thought? (The Gospel Side—-What is so uncool about cool churches) Churches Need to Do a better Job of Preparing Couples for Marriage (Here’s help in doing just that.) Was C.S. Lewis a Calvinist? (Douglass Wilson’s surprising answer) Equipping vs. Serving: Are You Ready for … More Obsolete Youth Ministry Methods?; C.S. Lewis and Calvinism; The Trinity; Douglas Wilson; Science and Christians; and more
Weekend Links Weekend links for your edification. I found these helpful and instructive. Some of them need some “wiggle room.” Some are suggestive rather than definitive. Some will alarm and others will encourage. But all will stretch you and give you more fuel to change your world. I hope the annotations will help you decide … More Killing Calvinism; Killing Sin; Dispensing with Good Enough; Suffering Well; and so much more
Weekend Links Here they are. The much anticipated, first links of June. A few annotations, all great reads and as usual, … I link them but I don’t necessarily embrace them. Engaging with Culture Ten Commitments for the Church Regarding Homosexuality (Kevin DeYoung—) Why Jeremiah Wright’s Relationship to President Obama Still Matters (Larry Elder) The … More Ten Commandments of Homosexuality; Jeremiah Wright; Abortion Culture; John Piper; N.T. Wright;