Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture above is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more than guns and ammunition. … More Digging Deep for the Glory of God
Weekend Links Great meeting with the elders of Trinity Church this morning. It is so exciting to serve with men who have a deep passion to understand and do the Scripture. I have been blessed both here and at the church I planted, to have such men shoulder to shoulder in the work of serving … More Preparing the Church of the West for the Next Decade
Weekend Links Got news today of Pastor Rick Warren’s 27 year old son (Matthew) having taken his own life. A tragic loss for their family of a beloved son who struggled all his life with depression. Keep the Warren family in your prayers. Use this soon to be media-storm as an energizing force for your … More Forgetting Eschatology; Are Liberals and Conservatives both Brain Dead?; Downton Abbey and Source Criticism spoof; and much more
Thursday is for Discipleship I’m not completely comfortable with even starting this post. But I think it is important to the health of the Church for the next generation. Part of my discomfort is that I am a friend of Brian McLaren. We went to the University of Maryland together; we took three classes together … More Joel Osteen vs Brian McLaren: Which is the Greater Distortion of the Gospel?
Weekend Links Palm Sunday, Good Friday and then the euchatastrophe of Easter. It was J.R.R. Tolkien who coined the word, “euchatastrophe,” meaning, “the sudden turning from tragedy to a wholly unexpected good” (my definition of what I remember reading in Tolkien). Tolkien said that the euchatastrophe of the fall of man into sin is the … More Public School Challenges; David Platt; Legalizing Marijuana; Rob Bell; The New Pope; a C.S. Lewis Biography and much more
Monday is for Discussion Mentor to Rob Bell, Ed Dobson speaking of the day, years ago, when a group of elders called Rob Bell out of California to take over the Saturday night young-adult service of the church with doubts about the depth of his knowledge of the Word of God. “Not all of the … More Rob Bell: The Sobering Look, When Elder’s Rethink Their Decisions
Weekend Links Enjoy! How to be a Christian Citizen under a President You Didn’t Vote For (Timely) Slavery Grows in Our Back Yards (This scourge is bringing judgment upon us. We must do more to stop it.) Lessons for Liberals: How a Pencil is Made in a Free Market (Insightful video for Liberals and conservatives … More The Rob Bell Slide; China; FOX and MSNBC Bias; Slavery in Our Neighborhoods; Abortion Culture; Ann Coulter; Planned Parenthood; Aerosmith
Weekend Links Enjoy your reading. Though I don’t agree with all, all of them will challenge your thinking. Have a great weekend. Growing as a Leader/ as a Believer Living a Gospel Saturated Life (Jared Wilson) Four Questions that Improve Your Leadership Thinking (Mark Howell) Growing Through Brokenness (Ron Edmondson) Why We Love C.S. Lewis … More Humbling Links; Challenging Links; Thought Provoking Links; Funny Links and much more.
Weekend Links You mileage may vary, but all of these links will make you think. Engaging with Culture Is America in Decline? (Bill O’Reilly) GOP Needs to Be Careful with Anti-Immigration Rhetoric (Linda Chavez) The Arts and Depression (Paxson Jeancake) Little Hope for Democracy in Libya (Walter Williams) Growing as a Leader Solving the Church’s … More Doctrine of Justification; Walter Williams; Joel Osteen’s Confusion; C.S. Lewis and More
Monday Discussion Back in April, I posted an update on The Gospel Coalition conference held in Chicago and made a promise about about a conversation I had with Matt Chandler (Check the Link here). At that time, much of the buzz in the culture, both Christian and secular culture was Rob Bell’s book, its universalistic tendencies and … More Rob Bell Back in the News