Sixty two years ago. Before the Space program. Before President Kennedy was elected. Before air travel was common place. (That’s back!) Before TV had more than three stations. J.I. Packer was writing about the importance of Biblical Authority and the doctrine of inerrancy. He was right then and he is more right now. His words … More The Authority of Scripture — In Every Generation, It will be Attacked
Today I was doing some research for a couple of men I am discipling and found an article in a theological journal that referenced a hymn writer I knew but a hymn I did not. When I looked up the hymn, I knew I had found a gem. See if you don’t agree. The words … More The Importance of the Words We Sing
R. C. Sproul is gone. A more false word could hardly be spoken of the man. R.C. lives today, more alive than ever in his 78 years here and still vibrantly powerful through his books, recordings, messages, and the indelible imprint he made on all who knew him. He was a mountain, an Everest, a … More A Giant Has Left the Land
Monday is for Theology Mercy Me put a great picture to the theology behind their song, “Flawless.” It’s been around for a while but it is still worth a listen and a look. Revelation 3:5 (ESV) The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out … More Theology in Pictures
Weekend Links For years I have trained others to be “theologically driven and pragmatically informed.” I was seeking to develop disciples who who be able to fight the bent of much of the pop-church culture of being “pragmatically driven and only slightly theologically salted.” Training my students at the seminary and disciples in the church was … More As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin
Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream. Here are ten reasons why I wrote Settlers or Sojourners? It will be available on Kindle first (in about two weeks) and paperback next month. It ‘s a book to shake us out of our nesting instincts and inflame the passions of an adventurer.
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Friday is for Heart Songs Yesterday, I used the first two lines from this great hymn as the title to Thursday’s post. I have not been able to get the tune or the beauty of its theology out of my head ever since. If I’m not singing it, I’m whistling it but I am always … More Why Should We Gain from His Reward? Why Indeed?
I love the winsomeness of Dr. Ravi Zacharias’ respect for others and their ideas even when he believes they are wrong. Atheist Richard Dawkins, on the other hand, is an example of a brilliant mind corrupted by arrogance and disdain. Lacking respect for all who disagree with him, Dawkins resorts to mockery when his ideas … More Why Mockery is a Weak Man’s Argument
Wednesday is for Prayer I am in Wisconsin training church planters and church planting leaders with Dynamic Church Planting International. These training events are always a delight and fuel my heart for Jesus and the Kingdom. I resigned from New Song Church for this very purpose, to invest in the next generation of church planters. … More Are There Distinctive ‘Evangelical’ Issues for a Theology of Mission?