He has a name above every name. One day, perhaps one day soon, “Every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11) The good news of the gospel is the sound of God … More Reck With This if Ye Will
There are times when silence is not an option. [You will be happy to know that this post has nothing to do with the political moment we are in as a nation.] Times that are so important, so momentus, so colossally pregnant with power, that to not speak up is to be a lipless and … More There Are Times When Silence is Not an Option
Yes. Instead, do what the Bible tells you to do. Meditate on it. Here’s a link to a short article that will tell you why and I couldn’t agree more. (Link) And here is another brief meditation on the how the psalmsist views himself. He doesn’t see himself as someone who studies the word of … More Stop Studying the Bible?
Or, “A Case of Disappering Prayer” “The feature that is supposed to distinguish Christian churches, Christian people, and Christian gatherings is the aroma of prayer. It doesn’t matter what your tradition or my tradition is. The house is not ours anyway; it is the Father’s. Does the Bible ever say anywhere from … More Does Your Church Pray?
I went to a small seminary in California, the International School of Theology. It had an amazing but short 25 year history and trained hundreds of students who have brought great glory to God. The seminary struggled financially, sometimes battled competing visions of how to accomplish its mission, but despite the struggles I loved my … More Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?
Woke up with this tune in my head for no apparent reason. Haven’t heard it in years, but I couldn’t get the following line out of my head: Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do, If with his love, he befriend you. I am going to ponder the befriending of God in the gospel all … More When God Reminds You of Glory
Nothing like mowing the lawn under a hot South Carolina sun to remind you that you are getting old. But it’s done. Age wraps its tentacles one day tighter around my dust and reminds me that “today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”, I don’t … More Weekend Musings on Missional Living
Born in November of 1932, Eugene Peterson is now 85, retired and the possessor of a wikipedia bio that is a woefully inadequate summary of his impossibly huge influence on the Church. He has been a mentor to many almost from the beginning of his ministry when he planted Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in … More Why Prayer is So Difficult?
My Redeemer Is Coming In the heartache of today, remember tomorrow. Jesus will keep his promise. He will keep all of them.
Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot. Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are … More “We are not as strong as we think we are”