Have you ever heard a question like this? Maybe it is because I am a pastor and I read weird things and have a strange collection of friends, but I hear this kind of question a lot. Sometimes it comes from the earnest seeker but more often, it comes from someone who is antagonistic toward … More Why Should Jesus Save You?
Weekend Links About to begin a very busy season of ministry and my blog posts might be fewer in number for a week or so. The links below are some of the most interesting things I read this week. Sometimes, I think that’s what I am, a professional reader. Enjoy. Better Engagement with Politics and … More Better Politics, Better Culture, Better Ministry, More Fun and the End of Abortion all in your next click
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 Ambassadors of a Beaten Down Church: Pastors and their Preaching (Paul Tripp — good advice from a trusted source.) How Demons are Like the NSA (Fascinating bit of analysis that plays out both theologically and politically.) Six Ways Small Churches Can Love Their Communities (And for some practical examples and stories of people … More Beaten Pastors; Demons and the NSA; Small Churches; Clutter and the Mind
Weekend Links Standing on the Bible and being able to defend your position is becoming more and more dangerous but that is where faithfulness is tested. Conservative viewpoints are systematically censored. Paganism is reasserting itself and the culture seems oblivious to both its danger and its silliness. G.K. Chesterton was right, if people will not … More The Oscars: Cru Loses a Staff Member and Maybe Much More; Repentant Leaders; Mark Driscoll
Weekend Links No time for a lot of annotation but I think you will find these links interesting. Obviously, I don’t agree with every post in totality but found all of them challenging and helpful. Whimsy Picking the All-TIme Best All Stars (Thomas Sowell—normally involved in much more cerebral pursuits, Thomas Sowell demonstrates that his … More Daughters and Dads; Chris Christie and the Supreme Court; Killing Sin with John Piper; Baseball; Fearful Pastors and more