“Edwards challenges the idea that we can be true Christians apart from a growing life of private prayer. If we lack that, we may as well face up to the fact that we are hypocrites.” Today, a dear friend and prayer warrior pointed me to T. M. Moore’s, Give Him No Rest: Readings, Meditations, and … More When Private Prayer Condemns Us
My life’s purpose is “to live passionately for and like Jesus.” I am a long way from my goal. But one thing is absolutely certain. I will never make any progress if I am not constantly examining the gospel record for how Jesus lived. Last night before dropping off to sleep I was reading in … More The Jesus Model: Association with Sinners
I like the show Myth Busters. So, in honor of the show and in keeping with its spirit, here are the facts on a couple of myths often thrown at Christians. For more see: Now that is Myth-Busting! Wow!.
There are people we meet who change our lives. There are experiences we have that change our lives. There are thoughts we think that change our lives. In the early 70’s, when I came to know Christ, there was a song I heard that changed my life. This was that song. Words and melody still … More There are Songs You Hear that Change You
Friday is for Heart Songs The tendency in our time, perhaps all times, is that Christians who are supposed to be learners, “disciples” we call ourselves, become enamoured of study, intoxicated with knowledge, saturated with more and more information and yet we apply little. We are educated beyond our application, walking contradictions of what it … More Information Gluttons
Wednesday is for Prayer I once met a man who collected the names of former pastors who had destroyed their own ministry and marriages by sexual or financial misconduct or relational abuse of power. The inside cover of his Bible was nearly black with ink and he was about to start a new list on … More Holiness and the Mega-Church
Wednesday is for Prayer The following post and link are from Seth Godin. He is talking about business and marketing leadership but he could easily have been talking about preaching the gospel. The worst moments are your best opportunity “That’s how we judge you and how we remember you. You are presumed to be showing … More Spiritual Truth from an Interesting Source
Wednesday is for Prayer My incredible wife (every man should have it so good), is constantly sending me stuff that might be worth passing on to others. Today she sent this short missive from A.W. Tozer: The Lord is my shepherd; . I shall not want. He makes me to lie down . … More I’ve Met Too Many Pastors Who Have Succumbed