Christian response to Immigration; Tim Keller on Idolatry and Calvin; Bono; Michael Breen; Sharia and British Law;

Weekend Links These will give you plenty to talk about over coffee with you friends. You might become the most interesting person in the room, Just remember, I don’t necessarily agree with everything in them. Better Engagement with Politics and Culture A Personal Note from Bill O’Reilly to the President (Short and sweet.) The Signs … More Christian response to Immigration; Tim Keller on Idolatry and Calvin; Bono; Michael Breen; Sharia and British Law;

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Church Planting, Michael Breen; Missional Movement Fail; R.C., Piper and Keller

Weekend Links Politics, Japan, Biblical Interpretation, a smattering of John Piper, Tim Keller and R.C. Sproul, with a little bit of Al Mohler thrown in with Michael Breen and Tullian Tchividjian—-so much to choose from. This weeks links are the last for two weeks. I will be traveling to Japan to speak at a conference … More Church Planting, Michael Breen; Missional Movement Fail; R.C., Piper and Keller

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Killing Calvinism; Killing Sin; Dispensing with Good Enough; Suffering Well; and so much more

Weekend Links Weekend links for your edification. I found these helpful and instructive. Some of them need some “wiggle room.” Some are suggestive rather than definitive. Some will alarm and others will encourage. But all will stretch you and give you more fuel to change your world. I hope the annotations will help you decide … More Killing Calvinism; Killing Sin; Dispensing with Good Enough; Suffering Well; and so much more

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Matt Chandler interview; Religious Reverts; Baseball and technology; Candidates who believe?; Gay Rights; Gandhi and much more

Weekend Links The best and most interesting links of the week. Some new categories this week. As always, My hope is to give you penetrating analysis, challenging thinking, and inspiring content, but that doesn’t mean that I endorse or embrace every thought, direction or conclusion of any particular link. Leading Better The Anatomy of Holiness … More Matt Chandler interview; Religious Reverts; Baseball and technology; Candidates who believe?; Gay Rights; Gandhi and much more

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“Jesus Isn’t Almighty God” or How to Destroy Your Gospel Presentation

Monday Discussion “I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24) According to Jesus, no one can be saved if he does not believe in his deity. The doctrine of the incarnation is critical to God’s saving acts. … More “Jesus Isn’t Almighty God” or How to Destroy Your Gospel Presentation

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Flash Mobbing Dr. King; Tim Keller; Leadership Freak; Church Planting; Kobe Bryant and more

Weekend Links I don’t endorse them all, but my thinking was challenged by all of these links. Your mileage may vary but I recommend them all or you can pick your way through the categories and find the one’s most relevant to you and your ministry. Government and Cultural Engagement A Parable Whose Time Has … More Flash Mobbing Dr. King; Tim Keller; Leadership Freak; Church Planting; Kobe Bryant and more

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Discipleship, Attributes of God, Top Ten Church Risks, Idolatry, Tim Keller and more

Weekend links Some good links here. Can’t vouch for all of them, can’t agree with all of them, but all of them will make you think. Growing as a Leader of God’s Church Five Attributes of a Church in Decline (Tony Morgan) Top Ten Risks Associated with Churches (EFCA NATIONAL) Feeding the Beast of Idolatry … More Discipleship, Attributes of God, Top Ten Church Risks, Idolatry, Tim Keller and more

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Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City. This is a theme that is echoed in much of Jesus’ teaching. The beaten (think of parable of the Good Samaritan), the oppressed (think of the women who had suffered much at the hands of physicians), the poor (think of the widow’s mite), the despised (think … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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Doctrine of Justification; Walter Williams; Joel Osteen’s Confusion; C.S. Lewis and 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

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Speaking Fluent Christianese Isn’t a Substitute for Knowing Christ

Missional Living Thought Primer:  Is it likely that in any church service, there are many present who have not had a life-changing conversion experience?*  They may carry Bibles; they may call themselves Christ followers; they may believe they are ‘saved’; they may speak fluent “Christianese”; but they have never truly placed their trust in Christ as their atoning … More Speaking Fluent Christianese Isn’t a Substitute for Knowing Christ

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