In just a few weeks, somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 people will graduate from various seminaries around the country. They will all be pursuing ministry in church planting, missionaries, teaching pastors, youth pastors, associate pastors, children’s workers and various other ministry assignments. Pray for them. And if you know one, pass this post on to … More Just Graduated Seminary: Six Things to Do That Will Save Your Life (and Ministry).
God rested (Gen. 2:1-2). Rest is important. Israel was commanded to rest one day a week (Lev. 23:3). God’s rest is our model. The land was to get a rest every 50th year (Lev. 25:8-13). Rest is important. Most of us don’t truly rest—enough. To put it another way. We disobey God, and no, we … More Rhythms of Rest
I am working on editing a book for a friend and at the same time listening to some music from the husband and wife team called “Poor Bishop Hooper”. I cannot recommend this more highly for a day of rest, or a day of prayer, or on a loop for your Sabbath day respite from … More Instrumental Music for a Day of Rest, a Sabbath
Beginning next Sunday, I am going to begin writing a new series of posts lasting exactly one week. Each day will include three praises, one for each of the three traditional hours of prayer in a Jewish day. I am not oblivious to what is going on in the culture today. The injustice, the racism, … More Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” —Exodus 34:21 (ESV) While this verse is directed perhaps most appropriately to farmers, it applies to all. What does resting one day out of seven do? It demonstrates obedience It demonstrates trust. It … More A Challenge from God to Farmers
Friday is for Heart Songs … “‘Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.’ But you say, ‘How shall we return?’” Malachi 3:7 (ESV) Going to spend my Sabbath (which happens to be on Friday) thinking and praying about what “returning” to God looks like … in … More Using the Sabbath Well
Weekend Links More links than ever. Some great leadership links, some whimsical links, some thought provoking links, and some very provocative links related to government and economics. Enjoy. Engaging with Culture The Beginnings of Life: Can a baby be non-human? (J.P. Moreland) In Honor of Debate and Truth: Collision Doug Wilson vs Christopher Hitchens Reflections on … More Leadership Freak; TinTin; Bobby McFerrin; Atheist Appreciation; Cultivating Unity; Michelle Obama