Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales. These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought
Saturday Musings Can’t wait to preach tomorrow’s first Christmas season message. Tonight I am going to relax with my wife and enjoy the evening. Enjoy your weekend. Cling to Jesus with all your heart. “Your vision must be clear before you can cast it, consistent before they can understand it, celebrated before they can own … More Great Quotes for Your Weekend
Thursday is for Discipleship Knowing who we are, who we really are, who we are in Christ, how we are to view ourselves as men and women under the Lordship of Jesus, is critical to making any progress in spiritual formation. This is the theme of my own essay, Settlers or Sojourners, but it is … More Is There a Conspiracy in Our Bible Translations?
Friday Musings “Christian.” “I am a Christian.” “I am not ashamed of the Gospel.” “I am a follower of Christ.” Those words have gotten many people killed down through the centuries. It’s part of the cost of being a follower of the Prince of Peace. Jesus promised that it would happen (cf. Mt. 5:11; 10:23; … More Invited to Live by Dying
WEEKEND LINKS These are challenging times for Christians who hold to the authority of Scripture. But that is not without its joys and opportunities. As one of my friends said, “Marty, when it get’s darker, the light always appears brighter.” Amen. Let’s shine all the brighter for Jesus and let’s remember to love everyone, including and … More What You Can Do to Empower Dissent to Same-sex Marriage
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Weekend Links The snow is receding and I have detected a corresponding rise in the positive spirit among everyone I talk to. Interesting how our happiness is so often tied to a change in weather. I think it is a longing in our hearts for the perfection of heaven, the perfection of days. This weekend’s … More Off Grid Illegal; Congressional Suggestions; Income Inequality; Multi-site Churches; Thabiti Anyabwile; Lent and Evangelicals
Weekend Links Some of the more interesting links on the radar screen this week. Drove 1,200 miles in the last three days. Tired. Enjoy. Better Interaction with Culture Why Dracula is More than Entertainment (Eric Metaxes—breakpoint audio) Fox News’ Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower (Testimony of Kirsten Powers from Christianity Today. The gospel’s power to transform … More Dracula and Christ; Political Liberal Converts to Christ; Eric Metaxes; Luther’s 95 Theses; and much more
Weekend Links All these links are an attempt to equip readers with new ways to build bridges to our culture. Bridges can be large or small, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, but they must be functional. They must take you from the place you are to the place you want to be. I hope … More Gospel Legends? Missional Halloween? Strange Fire? Legalize Contract Killing? and much more
Weekend Links Fighting pornography might be one of the most effective things a church can do to helps in boys become men and its men to become godly. Be ruthless in weeding out this issue in your church (and yourself if that is a problem). Among other links in this list this is one of … More Fighting Porn; Redefining Sin; Justice Scalia; Deceptive Memorial Services for Soldiers; Obamacare;