Weekend Links . I played my first 9 holes of golf in two years. Struck the ball well, putted horribly, scored about average. And in the end came to the realization that I will probably have to give up golf. My back simply can’t take the stress. Life moves on. My … More N.T. Wright duels with John Piper and Piper Instructs on the Beauty of Heaven, plus
Sunday Afternoon Musings “If a writer sets out to characterize contemporary Western society as given over to materialism and self-seeking, he will find many people agreeing with him. If he sets out to define the Christian ideal of a society based on principles consonant with New Testament teaching, he will likewise find many people agreeing … More Fitting in to the World or Transforming It?
Sunday Musings An afternoon helping of Tozer to challenge and excite the heart. Enjoy. THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES US HIS POWER My speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. 1 Corinthians 2:4 The Holy Spirit gives us His power, and, thank God, He … More Tozer on the Holy Spirit
Monday Discussion How do you think about yourself and your life as a Christian? Who are you in Christ? What is a biblical way of thinking about the answer to those questions that can transform your spiritual life? What is the self identity of the Christian? How is the believer to view himself in his … More What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?
Weekend Musings Jesus can’t be added to your worldview. He wants to radically overturn everything you ever thought about everything. That’s why we call him Lord. This morning I shared with a group of men at a Men’s Breakfast in Dyer Indiana two of Jesus’ shortest and most pungent parables–the blue collar parable and its … More What Happens When a Man is Captured by the Kingdom?
Thursday is for Discipleship The apostle Paul is flinchless. Reading the Bible is a dangerous activity. Every page has the capacity to turn a life inside out. Here I am taking a break from reading another book (Todd Miles’ excellent refutation of Pinnockian and McLarenian inclusivism, A God of Many Understandings? The Gospel and a … More Does Everyone Really Have to Believe in Jesus?
Friday is for Heart Songs Source: Kairos Journal “We Are as We Love”—Richard Sibbes (1577 – 1635) Richard Sibbes was an influential English Puritan leader during the early years of the seventeenth century. Above all, he was known as a great preacher. The following excerpt comes from his exposition of Philippians 3:18. Sibbes encourages his hearers … More “We Are as We Love Not as We Know”