God Hates Sin. And he has good reason to hate sin. It breaks his moral law. It deprives human beings of their full flourishing. It brings pain and heart-ache to others. It creates destruction and violence in the world. It destroys the beauty of his creation. And the list goes on . . . God’s … More God Hates.
Sunday Afternoon Musings “If we are going to call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ, we should be making disciples. But most Christians today are not known for making disciples.” —-Francis Chan, Multiply, chapter 1 If we love God and love people, we will make disciples. Let’s make our churches known for making disciples of Jesus. Not … More What is Your Church Known for?
Weekend Links Opps! Forgot to post the weekend links. A little late, but always helpful. Better Thinking About Politics and Cultural Engagement http://youtu.be/NaPBcUUqbew 10 Fascinating Facts about the Founding Fathers and American Independence (Good read for 4th of July Weekend.) Democracy and Morality: Ancient and Modern (Some of this thinking is going to influence a … More Jesus Drinking; Sexual Ethics in a Post Christian Culture; Hobby Lobby; Crazy Love; Matt Walsh and much more
Is preaching a worthless activity in our churches? Why do we devote so much time to it each week when so few pay any attention to what preachers preach? Oh our congregations listen, they pay attention to listening, they tolerate our droning, and teaching, and preaching, and impassioned exhortations. Many appreciate the effort we … More Worthless Activities in Our Churches
Sunday afternoon Musings This is a Francis Chan video that fit perfectly with my message this morning. One of the men of the church asked me if I would post the video on my BLOG so here it is. Be blessed and live a life full-throttle, open-armed, burned-bridges adventure with the Risen Savior. He is worthy. … More A Full-throttle, Open-armed, Burned-bridges Adventure with Christ
Weekend links Double links this week. Double the instigation of trouble! Already writing for next weeks’ posts. Looking forward to getting some feedback on some new ideas. As always, don’t link me and my thoughts to every link. Better Engagement with Culture Why DOMA Needs to Continue and Why We Must Not Go the Direction … More DOMA’s Importance; Roles of Men and Women; Bolton on Rice; Justin Taylor; John Piper; Ending Abortion; Inerrancy’s Importance
Wednesday is for Prayer Before Matt Chandler, before Francis Chan, before David Platt, (three young men we should all be thankful for God raising up in this generation), there was George Verwer. Radical, passionate, creative, missional, fully engaged and calling the Christian world to be more and do more for the Savior, all of these … More Revival Will Not Make Spiritual Warfare Easy
If you don’t have time now, okay. But carve out some time and watch this video. We grow and mature in Christ but we often lose a purity in relation to our first-love faith. But God, who loves us, who is faithful when we are not, who covers all our sins with the cleansing blood of … More Please, Please Watch this Francis Chan Video.
If you don’t have time now, okay. But carve out some time and watch this video. We grow and mature in Christ but we often lose a purity in relation to our first-love faith. But God, who loves us, who is faithful when we are not, who covers all our sins with the cleansing blood … More Please, Please Watch this Video.
Wednesday is for Prayer Part of living in a world where God intervenes in the affairs of humanity (what Christmas is all about) is being aware of what the Spirit of God is doing around the world. This is always a tricky business. There is a need to be humble and tentative because, after all, … More Less Personality Please, and More Jesus