Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
I am rereading a classic, truly one of the best books written by the late Charles Colson. Loving God is a masterpiece of story telling. One chapter leads into the next in a seamless interweaving of different vignettes all illuminating the theme of what it means to love God and what happens when love for … More Two Different Paths
The world around us is the juice in which we swim. We are, in too many ways, like cucumbers being slowly turned into pickles. That is not to say that we have no defense against the insidious creep of the world. But it is statement about the sobering reality of the battle. Source: Learning from … More Learning from the Bumps on Other Heads
Saturday is for Thinking “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” . Philippians … More Bible Abuse: When Scripture Quoting Gets In the Way of Understanding
Saturday Musings Alexander Whyte’s counsel on how to pour out our heart over sin when we find it. “And, as with all our trouble, so let us do with all our sins. For our sin is the mother of all our trouble; get rid of the mother, and you will soon get rid of her … More Killing Sin Before it Kills You and Your Relationships
First offering! The book is available in Kindle format now and paperback by the end of the month. It’s a little book filled with big thoughts of God, big thoughts of God’s kingdom, and big thoughts about the Church’s place in the world. My hope is that many will heed its cry for a passionate rediscovery of … More New Book Available: Be one of the first to review
Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream. Here are ten reasons why I wrote Settlers or Sojourners? It will be available on Kindle first (in about two weeks) and paperback next month. It ‘s a book to shake us out of our nesting instincts and inflame the passions of an adventurer.
Monday is for Discussion Believers should out love, out give, out patient, out forgive, out die, everyone else in the culture. We should live better, think better, love better and die better than all who don’t know the joy of the gospel. Whether we have much or little, whether we have health or cancer, whether … More The Art of Joyful Giving: Ann Voskamp Says it Almost Perfectly
Weekend Musings The following is from Kairos Journal . I envy those of you who will read Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress for the first time. His allegory is not subtle, but it is powerful. And his book, written out of the timeless contemplation of the gospel he did while imprisoned for his faith, is the second most translated … More Suicide and the Christian
Monday is for Discussion My friend Scott Zabel sent me some observations and reflections on last week’s dusting of snow. I love it when the people of God are attuned to the moment and looking for something that will take their hearts back to the cross. When Scott sent me this, I thought of a … More Guest Blogger: Scott Zabel—Making Tracks for God