I actually posted a shorter version of this post on a Facebook discussion on my daughter’s page. She had quoted one of the Schonleber Family Slogans, namely, “It is always right to do the right thing.” It was great to see that one of the slogans she learned in childhood still guides her thoughts today. … More Bigot in Chief!
Tuesday is for Political Engagement The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of my 2012 book, Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. We are working with Thomas Nelson/Zondervan on bringing out a second and fully revised edition (projected April 2016). I would appreciate your prayers that all goes well and that the … More The Right to Vote is a Responsibility to Vote
The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of the book Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. As mid-term elections begin to take shape around the nation, I thought it might be a good short reflection on the need to take seriously our duty to vote. A One-Vote Oddity Did One Vote Make … More Did One Vote Make it Possible to Win World War II?
[So whether your candidate won or loss in the last election, don’t forget that the number one job of the Christian is to know God and make Him known. Job one for all of us who claim Christ as our Savior, the thing that is “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), is the preaching of the … More That Christ and the Gospel, Not Elections, Would Be the Center of Our Joy
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
Weekend Links When the people of God cease to pursue holiness or begin to justify their unrighteousness, all the testimony of Scripture in both Testaments is that God’s judgment is mounting the horizon. Such is the growing body of evidence and the first link below is one of “the canary’s in the mine” indicators. Ironic … More Single Christians and Sex; Muslims Turning to Christ; Ross Douthat; Eric Metaxes; Fascist Government; and Worship Ministry
For those who aren’t sick and tired of hearing about the book … It is best for me if you buy your copies from Crossbooks.com. (Higher Royalty!) I just checked the Amazon listing and found that after sinking to a low somewhere in the 590,000’s the book has now risen back up to #98,514. (Woo … More A Great Book For a Discussion Group at Your Church
A number of people have been writing me or questioning me when they see me about the book and its sales figures. First, I want to say thanks for your interest and continue to ask for your prayers that God would use the book for his glory. Second, the honest answer is I don’t know … More How is the Book Doing?
Finally! The book, Picking a President: (Or Any Other Elected Official) is at the printers and should be available at all fine bookstores by late July. The book will be priced at $13.95 in paperback and $3.99 on Kindle. You will be able to order at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, LifeWay Christian Bookstores and most … More Picking a President Book is at the Printer!
Wednesday is for Prayer Oh how I want every one who knows me to read this post by Jonathan Parnell and to listen to this four minute video by John Piper. Here’s just a few reasons. Last year, I published a book titled, Picking a President: Or any other elected official and I don’t want it … More “Your Pastor is Not Your Political Activist”