Planning Pitfalls

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations,if you live near him.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit ( Ballantine Books, 1937, 1938, and 1966 ) p. 207. This post relates to all planning but I have church planters in mind most particularly. I love church planters because of what they are … More Planning Pitfalls

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The Lovingkindness of the Shepherd of Israel

  “Three key Hebrew verbs are used for leading a flock. Nahal means leading with tenderness and can refer to bringing a flock to a place of rest and refreshment. Nakhah is a straightforward guidance verb. Nahag suggests the kind of directive herding accomplished best from the back of the flock, when the will of … More The Lovingkindness of the Shepherd of Israel

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To Be a Fool For Christ is a Great Ambition

Being a fool for Christ is a great ambition. Unfortunately, most professing believers in Christ don’t want the job. The context for this oft quoted excerpt from deceased Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia was not a judicial opinion, but a prayer breakfast at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi (April 9, 1996). The Justice … More To Be a Fool For Christ is a Great Ambition

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