Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. The Gospel in Iran This is one of the most encouraging articles I have read in awhile, in regards to the power of Gospel in the face of overwhelming odds and staggering persecution. It’s amazing what God is doing inContinue reading “Gleanings – May 17, 2019”
The scientific method itself requires an assumption that verifiable results can be reproduced. That the machine of the physical universe, as understood through a scientific lens, will always be consistent. That there is order. But when we look at our lives, it often seems like someone threw a monkey wrench into the middle of the machine, and the result is chaos.
Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. The Joy of the Father This is so good–especially the video of Prince Harry. 5 Reasons Spouses Shouldn’t Sit Together in Church Such a good article on welcome in the church: “Every week, people wander into our churches for theContinue reading “Gleanings – May 10, 2019”
What better diet for a church to have than the very words of God, spoken to and over them as much as possible.
Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. Gospel-Driven Prayer One of my greatest burdens as a pastor is leading a church to be a praying church. I honestly don’t think we can fully honor God as we should if we are not depending on him in prayer. ThisContinue reading “Gleanings – May 3, 2019”
Note: This article was first featured at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. The children, in their forgetful playfulness, left the farm gate open again, giving free rein to the wandering instincts of our old Bassett Hound. Equipped with her overactive sniffer, instigated by the Earth-shaking peals from the sky, she disappeared into the stormy night. It might haveContinue reading “The Surprise of Resurrection”
Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. All (Some) Things Gilead There are very few times I’ll put a book down, exhale, and simply say, “Wow.” But this is exactly what happened when I read Marilynne Robison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. While reading it, my wife askedContinue reading “Gleanings – April 30, 2019”
Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. Secularism’s Misplaced Confidence “So perhaps its time to gird our loins and stop such public pouting, especially as Christians who know that the kingdoms of this age already belong to Jesus through the work of the cross, and that the vision ofContinue reading “Gleanings – April 19, 2019”
This post originally appeared at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Many American churches have long reveled in the cultural phenomenon known as the “potluck.” The regular challenge of the potluck is, of course, to maximize limited plate space by trying to fit as much food as possible. Rookies overload with the initial dishes and run out of roomContinue reading “Struggling to Fit Church on Your Plate?”
I love this quote by G. K. Chesterton that I ran across again while reading back through Jared C. Wilson’s Gospel Wakefulness (a worthy read, by the way): Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and theContinue reading “Enduring Faithfulness in the Mundane”