Bearing Our Throat for Execution The endless flow of click bait, gossip, rumor, speculation and, lets be honest, just plain nonsense, that inhabits the internet and infects our newsfeeds is designed to have each of us bare our throats so the “enemy” (who Jesus told us to love) can slit our throats while we slit … More Half the Internet Would Disappear if Christians Read My Friend’s Book
In February of 2014, I did a series on gossip based on my friend Matt Mitchel’s book. His book examined the topic in Scripture and was called one of the best books of 2014. It has since been translated into multiple languages and has proved invaluable to churches across the world. At the time I … More Defeating Gossip and Transforming the World
Thursday is for Discipleship My friend and fellow EFCA Pastor from the great state of Pennsylvania, Matt Mitchell, has just released a book called Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue (CLC Publications, 2013). As I’ve said before, I think that sinful gossip is more destructive to the loving unity of the church … More An Interview about Resisting Gossip with Matt Mitchell
Thursday is for Discipleship Larry Osborne has a new book out called Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith. It’s a good one. In fact I wish every church in America would order cases of them and give them out like candy in their churches. In fact, Larry’s book and … More On the Way to Faithful are You Becoming a Pharisee?
A Meditation on the Word Man that is humbling. Every word that passes over my lips. Every word that rolls off my tongue has a source and Jesus says the source is my heart. They all flow from an inner spring that is either being corrupted by my own desires or nourished by the sustained … More “All Talk is Heart Talk.”