Ten Lines of Evidence that Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream

An excerpt: 2.  Their lives would be more disrupted by taking away their cell phone (or ipod, ipad, or computer) than if you took away their Bible. 3.  They more likely prayed more often and more fervently for the demise of Obamacare than they prayed for President Obama himself. 4.  Like their non-Christian neighbors, they … More Ten Lines of Evidence that Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream

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Helping You to be in the World, Not Out of the World

Weekend Links Extremely busy week as we prepare for Holy Week and also made a trip to Bolingbrook to run in the New Song Christian Health Center (dba Bolingbrook Christian Health Center) 5k which underwrites much of the budget for the clinic. This ministry is now about 12 years old and serves between 700-800 patients … More Helping You to be in the World, Not Out of the World

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Same-sex Marriage; Al Mohler, Bill Nye and Ken Ham; David Fitch; Donald Miller; Obamacare; and R.C. Sproul on the Age of the Earth

Weekend Links Getting these up late this weekend, but that isn’t because they aren’t significant. Enjoy. Better Thinking About Ministry The Greatest Threat to Marriage is Not Same-sex Marriage  (An article that I wish every one over 15 in America would read. Every church ought to write a position paper on this issue and  then … More Same-sex Marriage; Al Mohler, Bill Nye and Ken Ham; David Fitch; Donald Miller; Obamacare; and R.C. Sproul on the Age of the Earth

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Cessationism vs Continuationism; Discussing Gay Marriage; Presidential Lies; Hobby Lobby, House Church Preaching and much more

Weekend Links With all the snow here now, all the snow predicted for today and Tuesday, it is a little hard to get excited for some of us. But here’s good news for many. It is February 1 and pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just two weeks. I can’t wait, hence the … More Cessationism vs Continuationism; Discussing Gay Marriage; Presidential Lies; Hobby Lobby, House Church Preaching and much more

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Downton Abbey; John Piper and Marijuana; Worship Ministry; A Broken Ocean; Fraud and Obamacare and much more.

Weekend Links Enjoy. Better Thinking about Ministry Four Early Church Writings Every Christian Should Read  (I would add another, Cur Deus Homo [Why the God Man?] but these are earlier even than that great work by Anslem.) 13 Things that Mentally Strong People Avoid  (Good leadership lessons for the challenges of life and ministry) 24 … More Downton Abbey; John Piper and Marijuana; Worship Ministry; A Broken Ocean; Fraud and Obamacare and much more.

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Wussification of Boys; Bart Ehrman; Dishonesty; War against Christians; C.S. Lewis; Chastity;

Weekend Links Still training church planters up in Mount Prospect but here is a set of links I prepared through out the week. Enjoy. Defending the Faith My Classmate Bart Erhman’s Hopeless Response to Suffering  (Mark Williams—a good collection of links related to the problem of suffering.) A Plea to Pastors and Elders to Train … More Wussification of Boys; Bart Ehrman; Dishonesty; War against Christians; C.S. Lewis; Chastity;

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Understanding Atonement; Christianity’s Crisis in Parenting; Dealing with Gossip; and much more.

Weekend Links I was out of the reach of the Internet and even good cell phone connection for five days making my posts pretty sparse. West Virginia may be “almost heaven” but its mountains are pretty formidable for almost all technology. But it was good to see Steph’s mom and to spend some time with … More Understanding Atonement; Christianity’s Crisis in Parenting; Dealing with Gossip; and much more.

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Wasted Food; Ten Commandments; The Obamacare Racket; Hate-filled Christians

Weekend Links [Update: It is almost three years into the wonderful life of our first grandchild, who has since been joined by a baby sister but this post still has some great links. Check out the first two links in particular on wasted food and the second that could have been titled wasted lives.] The … More Wasted Food; Ten Commandments; The Obamacare Racket; Hate-filled Christians

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Perplexing Leadership; John Piper; Emotional Intelligence; Myths about the Church; Tea Party Corrections; Homosexual Intolerance

Weekend Links There are two links below that I wish every Christian in America would take the time to read/hear. John Piper and Jonathan Parnell’s insight into the current state of the debate on Homosexuality in America, though brief, is brilliant. The link that follows it with two longer video’s of Doug Wilson’s recent lectures … More Perplexing Leadership; John Piper; Emotional Intelligence; Myths about the Church; Tea Party Corrections; Homosexual Intolerance

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Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream

Monday is for Discussion The churches of America are weak, spiritually anemic, prayerless, biblically illiterate, apathetic about personal holiness and unengaged with their neighbors at any meaningful level. Are there exceptions? Of course. But the stark reality is that we are almost irrelevant in effecting change of our culture toward godliness despite our numbers. We … More Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream

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