Mao “First we must be ruthless to our enemies, we must overpower and annihilate them. Second, we must be kind to our own, to the people, to our comrades, and to our superiors and subordinates, and unite with them.” Speech at the reception given by the Central Committee of the Party for model study delegates … More Comparing Mao and Jesus
Five years ago and still a major problem in the church. He, Jesus, is the Lord, the Sovereign King of the Universe. You can’t add Him to your life like a new Christmas present. He wants to (and must) take over and reign supreme in your life. For more see: You Can’t Add Jesus to … More You Can’t Add Jesus to Your Life
Thursday is for Apologetics They will philosophize. They will argue. They will throw sarcasm and scorn. They will seek to overwhelm you with volume, and anger, and vitriol, and stories about “how could a good God …” But the last thing any of them will do is open up a New Testament and read it … More He Scares Them: The Reason Radical Atheists Won’t Take Jesus Seriously
Friday is for Heart Songs Too many leaders, inside and outside of the church, spoil their gifts and opportunities with pride and arrogance. It is sad but all too common. I was reflecting on spoiled talents of a potential young leader this week who simply will not be under anyone’s authority other than his own. … More Why is Humility in Leadership So Rare?
Weekend Musings “The church can preach salvation and nurture the saved, but it cannot save. The church can preach, exhort, rebuke, and admonish against sin, it can proclaim the forgiveness of sin and it can give theological definition to sin, but the church cannot atone for sin.” —R.C. Sproul Who is Jesus? (Crucial Questions Series) … More What the Church Can and Can’t Do
The early disciples knew, that salvation was free but there was still a cost involved with following Christ. But that doesn’t seem very popular in a culture of plenty and the vigorous pursuit of happiness. For more see: Dying for Jesus isn’t Very Popular These Days: Neither is Living for Him.
Tuesday Musing About a decade ago, I was musing about the content of a DMin class I just took the week before and thinking about Jesus and primary commands for leaders. What would be the top three commands for disciple/leaders that Jesus gave? (My friend, John Nunnickhoven, added a fourth in the comments.) Confining ourselves … More What are the Top Three Commands of Jesus to Leaders?
Thursday is for Discipleship Sometimes we proclaim commitment beyond and before we know what we are saying. “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:19b-20) Think about … More Who and Why Would Anyone Follow Jesus?