Someone (unnamed) asked me this question in an online forum: “How did you get close to God again? I’m not sinning, like doing drugs or drinking or swearing, but I get mad easily and don’t feel that connection with God. I’m young and I just want my relationship with God back.” So if your passion … More A Passionless Christian Asked a Question.
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions is one of those works that is a model of meditation on the great doctrines of Christ. Edited by Arthur Bennett, each prayer is laid out in poetic formatting on just two pages. There are sections on: I. The Father, Son and Holy … More How to Meditate on the Trinity
Friday is for Thinking There are times when the prayers we utter challenge our Christian life. We start praying, we start down a path in prayer and suddenly a number of things happen: our prayers become saturated with a biblical text, the Spirit then brings another text or thought to mind and suddenly we understand the … More When Our Prayers Raise Questions for Our Souls
Thursday is for Discipleship I am preaching from Haggai this week and as I studied the book I became more convinced then ever that you and I cannot escape the discipline of God in any way that will contribute to our happiness. Lord, impress this on our souls so that your glory and our joy … More Escaping God’s Discipline (and Joy)
Weekend Links All these links are an attempt to equip readers with new ways to build bridges to our culture. Bridges can be large or small, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, but they must be functional. They must take you from the place you are to the place you want to be. I hope … More Gospel Legends? Missional Halloween? Strange Fire? Legalize Contract Killing? and much more
Weekend Musings A Poetry Project Offering* Psalm 9:10 *Always read the Psalm first. “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.” “Sleep is Awake” 4:30 AM Only fisherman and people far more spiritual than me are up at this hour. Sleep … More Looking for Mercy in the Nightwatches of Life
Wednesday is for Prayer Part of living in a world where God intervenes in the affairs of humanity (what Christmas is all about) is being aware of what the Spirit of God is doing around the world. This is always a tricky business. There is a need to be humble and tentative because, after all, … More Less Personality Please, and More Jesus