Ebola and Links to Inspire, Provoke, Inflame, Encourage and Instruct

Weekend Links Read and grow but pray for the nation that seems to be coming apart with irresponsible actions by many in authority from Washington D.C. to Ferguson, MO, to Los Angeles, CA.  Pray for peace. Pray that fear dissipates and love predominates. Better Engagement with Ministry 7 Ways to Kill a Prayer Meeting  (Tim … More Ebola and Links to Inspire, Provoke, Inflame, Encourage and Instruct

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Jesus Drinking; Sexual Ethics in a Post Christian Culture; Hobby Lobby; Crazy Love; Matt Walsh and much more

Weekend Links Opps! Forgot to post the weekend links. A little late, but always helpful. Better Thinking About Politics and Cultural Engagement http://youtu.be/NaPBcUUqbew 10 Fascinating Facts about the Founding Fathers and American Independence  (Good read for 4th of July Weekend.) Democracy and Morality: Ancient and Modern  (Some of this thinking is going to influence a … More Jesus Drinking; Sexual Ethics in a Post Christian Culture; Hobby Lobby; Crazy Love; Matt Walsh and much more

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Links for Better Ministry: Better Living; Better Defense of the Gospel and much more

Weekend Links Lots of links this week and most of them related to ministry in some way. Enjoy. Better Thinking About Ministry What Churches Will Exist in Ten Years?  (Analyzing trends is always iffy but here’s an article that suggests some trends that need to be changed if the church is going to remain relevant in … More Links for Better Ministry: Better Living; Better Defense of the Gospel and much more

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Photo Ethics for Bloggers; Celebrity Pastors; Atheist Stupidity?; New Calvinism; Laws of Logic; etc

Weekend Links “Celebrity Pastors” has been a topic all over the internet. Kevin DeYoung offers some wise words in the post below and the article on Photo Ethics for Bloggers is telling and helpful. Sometimes you break the law or the spirit of the law without intending to. It is already changing the way that … More Photo Ethics for Bloggers; Celebrity Pastors; Atheist Stupidity?; New Calvinism; Laws of Logic; etc

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Helping Infertile Couples; Listening to a Feminist Defend Men; a little Duck Dynasty; Leaders Worth the Title; Jesus on Every Page and much more

Weekend Links Between Christmas and New Year is always a quiet time in our house. Even when the kids were with us, this was a season of solitude.  I like it. So I am going to post this and get back to the quiet. Reading, meditating, praying, enjoying being in the same room with my … More Helping Infertile Couples; Listening to a Feminist Defend Men; a little Duck Dynasty; Leaders Worth the Title; Jesus on Every Page and much more

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Gospel Legends? Missional Halloween? Strange Fire? Legalize Contract Killing? and much more

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

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Fighting Porn; Redefining Sin; Justice Scalia; Deceptive Memorial Services for Soldiers; Obamacare;

Weekend Links Fighting pornography might be one of the most effective things a church can do to helps in boys become men and its men to become godly. Be ruthless in weeding out this issue in your church (and yourself if that is a problem). Among other links in this list this is one of … More Fighting Porn; Redefining Sin; Justice Scalia; Deceptive Memorial Services for Soldiers; Obamacare;

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Preparing the Church of the West for the Next Decade

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

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N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate

Weekend Links Some new voices this week and some new topics too. Leadership, Health, GMO’s Church Planting, Millennials, Small Groups, N.T. Wright, and much more. A very interesting interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone in one link. As always, your mileage may vary. I found them all helpful but don’t necessarily agree with every point. Too … More N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate

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