Weekend Links: Counterfeit Gospels; Transgender and Same-Sex Marriage; Church Planting; Negaholic?; Ed Stetzer; How Freedom Disappears; plus

Weekend Links Great day with my bride today seeing a movie and having dinner in Champaign. The movie? Beyond the Mask. Today was its release. Think, National Treasure meets Christian Film industry, meets more respect for the audience with the story line than the recent God’s Not Dead movie. Don’t expect a lot of history … More Weekend Links: Counterfeit Gospels; Transgender and Same-Sex Marriage; Church Planting; Negaholic?; Ed Stetzer; How Freedom Disappears; plus

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Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

Weekend Links I am a grandfather again!  Meredith and Dan just had their second child. Young Owen has a baby sister, Ellie Leta, born this morning weighing 7lb. 1 oz and measuring 18″ long.  We are excited for them and us and excited to see our new family member. Enjoy the weekend links. Better Thinking … More Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more

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Greenpeace Defection; Chemist Defection; Protection from Greed; Fact Checking Atheists; and more

Weekend Links Major defections from the science community from the progressive politically correct worldview. Truth always eventually wins out. Today I’m working on messages for March and April. Speaking of April,  . . . just 22 days till the start of the Major League Baseball season. Even baseball haters have to be overjoyed at that … More Greenpeace Defection; Chemist Defection; Protection from Greed; Fact Checking Atheists; and more

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Beating Demons; Helping Homosexuals; Destroying Sex Trade; Sweden’s Stupidity; Lotteries; and much more

Weekend Links Weekend Links going up a little late this weekend. Had to make two trips to the doctor (nothing serious) but time consuming.  My hope is that all these links will help you love Jesus and your neighbor better. As always, inclusion is not necessarily an endorsement of everything within the link. Better Thinking … More Beating Demons; Helping Homosexuals; Destroying Sex Trade; Sweden’s Stupidity; Lotteries; and much more

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Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

Weekend Links Very busy season and a thrilling season to be a pastor charged with opening the bread of life. Enjoy. Thinking Better About Ministry Dear Obscure Pastor  (Lisa Robinson—encouragement for those who labor in obscurity and faithfulness) The Pressure to Plagiarize: Part 3  (Neil Cole—a final post in the series and a good one. … More Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

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Early Believers Loved the Lost More than They Desired Comfort

Thursday is for Discipleship Take more time than it takes to read these three paragraphs. Take some time to think, think hard about what is written here. Bracketed comments [  ] are my own.  “…..Early believers desired transformation of the lost more than they desired comfort for themselves. The emphasis on seeing people changed by … More Early Believers Loved the Lost More than They Desired Comfort

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Ann Voskamp; Complementarianism: Shane Claiborne; Carl Trueman; Multi-site Churches, The Trinity and much more

Weekend Links Spring is just 6 days away but I jumped the gun today and went out for a bike ride. Just to and from work, a round trip total of just under 9 miles but at least it is a start. Last year on this day, it was 80 degrees. Today the temperature when … More Ann Voskamp; Complementarianism: Shane Claiborne; Carl Trueman; Multi-site Churches, The Trinity and much more

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N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate

Weekend Links Some new voices this week and some new topics too. Leadership, Health, GMO’s Church Planting, Millennials, Small Groups, N.T. Wright, and much more. A very interesting interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone in one link. As always, your mileage may vary. I found them all helpful but don’t necessarily agree with every point. Too … More N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate

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Honest Liberals; Multi-site Churches; Defeating Bad Guys; Atheist Doubts; Sandy Hook Help

Weekend Links Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas. Looking forward to a great Christmas season with three evening services over the next two days including a dramatic Lord’s Supper celebration.  Had a great time with our kids their spouses and our first grandchild last night. Only Maureen was missing and she was greatly missed.  As a … More Honest Liberals; Multi-site Churches; Defeating Bad Guys; Atheist Doubts; Sandy Hook Help

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