Atheist Converts; Game of Thrones Hopelessness; Government Horrors; and much more

Weekend Links Got to play some golf yesterday at a Young Life fund raiser.  My team was less than sterling but we received a reward for losing big — each of us received a copy of the Robert Duval movie, Seven Days in Utopia.  Haven’t seen it but think Duval is great in almost everything, … More Atheist Converts; Game of Thrones Hopelessness; Government Horrors; and much more

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Preparing the Church of the West for the Next Decade

Weekend Links Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture on the right is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more … More Preparing the Church of the West for the Next Decade

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Living Wisely with and Praying for Those Who Identify Themselves as Enemies

Weekend Musings Christians are called to love and pray for our enemies and even those who persecute us (Matthew 5:4; Luke 6:35; Romans 12:14). But we are also warned throughout Scriptures like the one quoted below, to not emulate or follow their example. Christians have not always been faithful to “the love and pray for” … More Living Wisely with and Praying for Those Who Identify Themselves as Enemies

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Moderate Muslims; Jewish Jerusalem; Pentagon Weakness; Heart Neglect; Dallas Willard

Weekend Links Great weekend so far with six hours yesterday with three high-school buddies followed by four hours with a college friend. I’m reminded of my brother Ed’s oft repeated comment to the simple “how are you doing?” question: “Better than I deserve.”  How true in my own life. Today my cousin will marry. It … More Moderate Muslims; Jewish Jerusalem; Pentagon Weakness; Heart Neglect; Dallas Willard

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Rapper Shai Linne on False Teaching; Abortion; Islam and Peace; Discipling Like Jesus; Angry Calvinists

Weekend Links So much going on in the world and so much going wrong, it is a good idea to remember that our God is neither surprised, anxious, or ignorant. Neither is he powerless. “Let not your heart be troubled.” (Jesus in John 14:1). But it is wise for us to think about our opportunities … More Rapper Shai Linne on False Teaching; Abortion; Islam and Peace; Discipling Like Jesus; Angry Calvinists

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Angry Christians; Left Intolerance; Same Sex Marriage; Kevin DeYoung; Gay and the Civil Rights Issues

Weekend Links The Passion of Christ has been the ever-present topic in my mind for three weeks now. “He was crushed for us.” Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter are the highlights of the Christian calendar. Our happy news for the world is that the tomb is empty and sins can be forgiven, the Kingdom … More Angry Christians; Left Intolerance; Same Sex Marriage; Kevin DeYoung; Gay and the Civil Rights Issues

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Christian response to Immigration; Tim Keller on Idolatry and Calvin; Bono; Michael Breen; Sharia and British Law;

Weekend Links These will give you plenty to talk about over coffee with you friends. You might become the most interesting person in the room, Just remember, I don’t necessarily agree with everything in them. Better Engagement with Politics and Culture The Signs of Political Idolatry (Tim Keller—a not to miss article) U2’s Bono on … More Christian response to Immigration; Tim Keller on Idolatry and Calvin; Bono; Michael Breen; Sharia and British Law;

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Obsolete Youth Ministry Methods?; C.S. Lewis and Calvinism; The Trinity; Douglas Wilson; Science and Christians; and more

Weekend Links Doing Ministry Better Are Our Youth Ministries Obsolete, Counter-productive, and Wrongly Thought? (The Gospel Side—-What is so uncool about cool churches) Churches Need to Do a Better Job of Preparing Couples for Marriage (Here’s help in doing just that.) Was C.S. Lewis a Calvinist? (Douglass Wilson’s surprising answer) Delighting in the Trinity (Gospel Coalition … More Obsolete Youth Ministry Methods?; C.S. Lewis and Calvinism; The Trinity; Douglas Wilson; Science and Christians; and more

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Reflections on Dearborn, Michigan and Muslim Outreach

I wish I had time to craft a piece of literature about the time among the Muslims of Dearborn, MI. It was great to walk the streets with my brother Karl and to be engaged in ministry with him again some fifteen years after he and his family were commissioned as tentmaker-missionaries by our church … More Reflections on Dearborn, Michigan and Muslim Outreach

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