Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3

In a little book I have called Answering God, author Eugene Peterson writes, "But the first requirement of language is not to make us nice but accurate. Prayer is not particularly 'nice.' There is a recognition in prayer of the fiercer aspects of God…Psalm language is not careful about offending our sensibilities; its genius is… Continue reading Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3

New Pastor’s Prayer Thoughts is Posted

Friends, Continuing my series of posts at A Pastor’s Prayer Journal, Prayer Thoughts, I offer you my latest post: Prayer Thoughts, Septembr 8, 2008. In this post, I offer prayer thoughts on the following Scriptures: (Adoration) 2 Samuel 7:1-29, (Confession) Joshua 7:1-26, (Thanksgiving) Isaiah 7:1-17, (Supplication) Matthew 7:1-29. Thanks for stopping by. jerry

New Feature at A Pastor’s Prayer Journal

Friends, I have started to regularly update A Pastor’s Prayer Journal. I am in the process of developing a seminar on prayer. I delivered my first session this past weekend at Family Camp at our local Christian campgrounds. The session was titled: Praying the Scripture. (I will be producing a semi-transcript of the hour long… Continue reading New Feature at A Pastor’s Prayer Journal

Podcast #1: The Resurrection Driven Life, pt 1

Friends, This is a new adventure for Life Under the Blue Sky: Podcasting of sunday’s sermons.  This is a trial run from a sermon I preached about 2 years ago. The sermon is called Now is the Time to Fast and Pray and is part 1 of a 5 part series called The Resurrection Driven… Continue reading Podcast #1: The Resurrection Driven Life, pt 1

Yet another Concession from a Christian?

Friends, The news keeps getting better and better as Christians continue to fall into the trap of appeasement towards Islam. Check out this story about a Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands and what he thinks is a good approach to making Muslims happy, and for promoting peace between Christians and Muslims: Catholic churches in the Netherlands should… Continue reading Yet another Concession from a Christian?