Christianity, Help for Preachers, Devotion “Oh, . . . and I’m Bi-Sexual” Some counsel on how to relate to the faddish announcement of sexual experimentation. Preaching through Romans? If you are preaching through or studying the book of Romans, after you have read the book, and read the book again, this would be a … More Weekend Links: Sobering Help for Sinning Saints
This stimulated so much discussion and some good thoughts and ideas on Facebook that I decided to bring the whole post and discussion back on the BLOG so that it will be easier to respond to and find. I saw these facts on a meme that I think was designed to be incendiary rather than … More Getting Past the Rhetoric on “Gun Control”
Involved in a lot of counseling of late and some of the problems in helping people reminded me of this post from a three years ago. For more see: The Right Thing Is Not Always the Effective Thing.
Wednesday Musings I have heart full of new reasons to take my own counsel to heart today. Every new day for every follower of Christ is a new challenge to trust Him, to place all our hope in Him, and to acknowledge His goodness and care. I am constantly relearning that God wants me to … More The Danger of Having too Much or too Little
Tuesday is for Thinking and Reflection 1 The Lord is my shepherd . I shall not want. 6 Surely goodness and mercy will follow me . all the days of my life And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord . forever. … More Seeing the Truth Up Close
Three Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock The Individualistic Nature of the Culture. Example: An attitude that basically says, “It’s none of your business.” Analysis: The result is that people are islands of festering wounds. They are . … More Three Modern Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock
According to WordPress … This is how people found my BLOG last year. Thank you for all of you who referred people to the posts by sharing them on Facebook, favoriting on Twitter, searched in Stumbledupon, wandered in from MyTrinity.tv, or posted on Pinterest. Keep it up in 2015 and have a great year serving … More How Did People find the BLOG in 2014?
Thursday is for Discipleship I confess that I have never read any of John Updike’s works, save an essay or two. I have been intrigued by his books nevertheless. For me it started in a visit to a Christian bookstore (remember those?) in 1975. I saw Rabbit Run on a shelf and thought, “Why would … More “We must walk up not worn out with misery but full of Christ”
Sunday Afternoon Musings At New Song Church in Bolingbrook, by the grace of God and through the great vision and zeal of Sue and Mark Davis, the commitment of a single small group, the vision and openness of a great elder board and the heart and prayers of a congregation that wanted to make a … More How Can We Go from Disease Management to Real Health Care?
Some years ago, in a community I was serving there was a rash of suicides. Situations like that always send pastors to the word of God for appropriate words to deal with the aftermath left behind for the families of those who have lost or nearly lost, a loved one. It was during that season … More Suicide and the Bible