90 Days with Jesus, Day 9: Colossians 1:10: A Life that Pleases God!

Day 9, Colossians 1:10: A Life that Pleases God! “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” “Christian living is that which, through the knowledge of God, is… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 9: Colossians 1:10: A Life that Pleases God!

What’s Missing in the Church?

Friends, Today the author of Slice of Laodicea is lamenting things that are now, in her words, ‘optional’ in the church. She wrote: This is an apt description of evangelicals as well who now increasingly view cardinal doctrines like the deity of Christ, a literal hell, the substitutionary atonement and the Second Coming as optional.… Continue reading What’s Missing in the Church?

The Evolution of Mankind: Great Apes, the Right to Life, Abortion on Demand

Friends, What is strange about this post is NOT the content per se, but the seriousness of the quotations attributed to certain people, the seriousness with which people are approaching this issue, the pride people are taking in the decision of the Spanish parliament. Spanish parliament to extend rights to apes I can only hope… Continue reading The Evolution of Mankind: Great Apes, the Right to Life, Abortion on Demand

John Stackhouse post on Envy

Friends, This is an excellent post at John Stackhouse’s blog. It concerns envy and ‘being ourselves.’ He writes: Well, there are two differences. First, the people in the second list are all contemporaries who do something similar to what I do for a living, namely, academic work in the humanities. (That’s why you may not… Continue reading John Stackhouse post on Envy

A Couple of Thoughts Before I Rest: Obama, Tesh, Darwin, Slice, China, Islam, My Birthday, and Dobson

Friends, Just a couple of quick-hits tonight. First, I have a short post at Advance Signs tonight concerning the Church in China. Second, thank you, today is my birthday. I am now officially 38. Third, please boycott Slice of Laodicea as now John Tesh is the latest heretic to fall victim to the Sword of Laodicea.… Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts Before I Rest: Obama, Tesh, Darwin, Slice, China, Islam, My Birthday, and Dobson

Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43

Friends, I published the manuscript for this sermon last night. This sermon is about 28 minutes long. I am preaching from Mark 5:1-43. You can see from the manuscript version of this sermon that I am trying to work out what it means to be involved in the re-creation of the heavens and the earth… Continue reading Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43

The Kingdom Advance, Mark 5:1-42

Friends, This is the manuscript of my sermon for tomorrow (June 22, 2008). It is based on Mark 5:1-42. Obvsiously, I have not dealt with every single issue in this chapter. Instead, I have highlighted a single aspect, namely, that Jesus did what others could not: Restored a mind, healed a woman’s suffering, raised a… Continue reading The Kingdom Advance, Mark 5:1-42

More Unecessary Fun and Wonderfulness

Friends, When I was a kid, I remember spending Sunday evenings (I think it was Sunday evenings) watching Hee-Haw with my family. I hated that show. I also remember that my mom and dad liked music by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash and other musicians like Ann Murray. Sounds silly, I know. Part… Continue reading More Unecessary Fun and Wonderfulness