Tuesday is for Bonhoeffer “The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ. Such a man knows that the call to discipleship is a gift of grace, and that the call is inseparable from the grace. But those … More How Does Grace Become Cheap?
Saturday Afternoon Musings Call me a fool. I will embrace it as a badge. I only hope it is true. Lyrics to God’s Own Fool Seems I’ve imagined Him all of my life As the wisest of all of mankind But if God’s Holy wisdom is foolish to men He must have seemed out of … More Call Me a Fool
The world around us is the juice in which we swim. We are, in too many ways, like cucumbers being slowly turned into pickles. That is not to say that we have no defense against the insidious creep of the world. But it is statement about the sobering reality of the battle. Source: Learning from … More Learning from the Bumps on Other Heads
Among the many things I have been working on since leaving Trinity Church as its Senior Pastor is a revision of my 2012 book, Picking A President: Or Any Other Elected Official. Some might think it odd to revise a book that is only five years old. Let me tell you why I’m doing it. … More A Chapter Revision Excerpt
Ever wonder what to pray for a new believer? Here’s a smart start on the kind of things that every believer in Christ needs to see happen so that their new life in Christ takes off like a rocket. … For more see: Eight Things to Pray for the New Disciples in a Church Plant
My son visited this afternoon, making the 90 mile trip to help me put together a piece of IKEA furniture, throw a baseball around and give his wise counsel on how we can better prepare for “retirement.” Ever since he attended a Dave Ramsey seminar the week after he and his bride returned from their … More “It’s a good thing that you would let me die”
What if the United States had kings instead of presidents? Did you know that we almost did? Kings were all the early founders of the country knew. So during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was asked to be king of America. Washington, both as a man influenced by Christianity and as a praying man, refused … More What if the United States Had a King instead of a President?
One of my favorite bands (Gungor) and favorite ministries (Compassion International) brought together to tell the story of one amazing young man with a fantastic vision for world impact for the glory of Christ. “Thank you Father for gifting the world with lives like Carter.”
Monday Discussion My son is the third “Marty” in the family. I am the junior and my Dad is the leader of the band. Dad lives in heaven now but his son and his namesake, my son, still roam the earth and seek to honor the Lord my Dad now sees face to face. Marty … More How Poets Change the World–They Inspire Us toward Passion
Wednesday is for Prayer The words of Bonhoeffer, because we tend to forget what is most basic to the Christian life of humility and service. We tend to forget to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33) “The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every man must … More A Christian Never Lays Down His Cross.