Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
Wednesday is for Prayer and Reflection I ran across a brilliant article from an Jamie Dunlop, associate of Mark Dever and Capital Hill Baptist Church. Jamie and Mark have recently co-authored a book, The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive. The article was titled, “3 Ways We Prevent the Gospel from Making Our Churches … More Things We Do that Prevent People from Hearing the Gospel
First offering! The book is available in Kindle format now and paperback by the end of the month. It’s a little book filled with big thoughts of God, big thoughts of God’s kingdom, and big thoughts about the Church’s place in the world. My hope is that many will heed its cry for a passionate rediscovery of … More New Book Available: Be one of the first to review
Monday is for Discussion My friend Scott Zabel sent me some observations and reflections on last week’s dusting of snow. I love it when the people of God are attuned to the moment and looking for something that will take their hearts back to the cross. When Scott sent me this, I thought of a … More Guest Blogger: Scott Zabel—Making Tracks for God
Thursday is for Discipleship It was almost 30 years ago. Before I met and married my wife 26 years ago [longer now]. Before I dated and called off a wedding to Dana. Before I spent a year not dating anyone, a godly woman named Pam was the object of my affections. In fact, it … More Can the Confession of Sin be Joyful?
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
Friday is for Heart Songs I don’t know where I got it. I don’t know who compiled it. I only know it is exactly what it says it is, “a handy little chart.” HANDY LITTLE CHART God has a positive answer: YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES You say: “It’s impossible” God says: All things … More “A Handy Little Chart of Truth”
Sunday Musings Preached on Ezra 7:6-10 this morning. Here’s the outline: We need to be doers of the word, walking into the day with hearts atune and ready to do the will of God. Here’s how the process starts. Set Your Heart in the Direction of the Word of God. Set the Pattern of Your … More A Jealous God Longs for Your Affections
Wednesday is for Prayer Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart in the company of the upright, in the congregation. ( Psalm 111:1 ESV) What might happen to our corporate worship experience if we gave ourselves the evening before our assembling with the saints to meditating … More Giving Thanks with a Whole Heart