The following brief bio is from Kairos Journal. I confess. I love these short snippets on the lives of great men and women. They give me a window to how others have lived a cross-bought life and shape a desire in my heart to live in similar patterns of courage, boldness, and sacrifice for the cause … More The Cross-Bought Life
Friday is for Family The current cultural assault on the sanctity of marriage and the duties of husbands and wives is not a new thing. Whenever knowledge of the Bible grows faint and pride in human achievement grows bold, marriage and the family are denigrated. It has been so in the past. It is now … More What Did Martin Luther Know that We Have Forgotten?
Thursday is for History Gospel proclamation and practical ministry to the poor. That was the theological basis and practical pattern of the Salvation Army and that is why it was so productive then and continues to be productive today. Biblical and practical Orthodoxy and orthopraxy Theory and application Head and hand Every church, every Christian needs … More How the Church Becomes Believable
Friday is for Heart Songs No one who reads the Bible, no one one knows the history of the church, no one who is a follower of Christ can doubt that the nation needs revival. But what will it take? What might be the start of revival of real abandoned-to-Christ discipleship that is sorely needed … More Revival: Could it Happen Here?
Tuesday is for Ending Abortion There are issues in every generation that simply must be addressed by God’s people. In the 1960’s it was constitutional rights for African Americans. In our time it is violence, racial profiling, and the continuing heartache of abortion. But the most pressing, I believe, is abortion. I came a cross … More “Questions Every Supporter of Planned Parenthood Should Have to Answer”
Tuesday is for Thinking What do Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, French skeptic Voltaire, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao all have in common? Beyond the obvious that they were all atheist and materialists, they all loathed and hated their fathers. The modern era’s most famous psychologist, Freud argued that the … More They All Loathed and Hated Their Fathers
Where’s the Love? The following article is from Kairos Journal and fits perfectly with my message to Trinity Church from last week. Let’s pray for one another that love would be the dominate mark of our faith. And Trinity people—pray that for yoru pastor too. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken … More The Challenge to Christians in every Generation: Where’s the Love?
Was the early Church silent on the issue of abortion because of some missional strategy to not offend mainstream Roman culture? Or was there something else going on? Here is a brief article from Kairos Journal examining the Old Testament and Jewish understanding of the issues involved and that informed the worldview of the earliest … More Why Was the Early Church Relatively Silent on Abortion?
Weekend Musings It is important to remember the lessons of the past. All mission activity has not always been successful or benign. Sometimes, Western arrogance has accompanied our attempts to take the gospel to the world and sometimes, God, in His sovereignty, still works miracles. The following historical account is from Kairos Journal. Zulu Work … More Untold Stories of Missions and Gospel Power
Thursday is for Repentance Every Christian has a cancer of the soul. In our better moments we know it. In our lesser moments, we forget. And the world around us suffers the consequences. We came to Christ because we recognized our need for a Savior. We knew ourselves and know ourselves to be sinners, desperately … More Every Christian Has a Cancer of the Soul