Reading the Psalms as a Man, Lenten Reflection #6

Along with other reading I am doing in the Bible, for example, just today I finished reading the book we call Isaiah, I am reading the Psalms and the Proverbs. I'm not sure I remember exactly where I picked up on the idea, but when I read the Psalms and the Proverbs I do so… Continue reading Reading the Psalms as a Man, Lenten Reflection #6

I’m Glad Mark Driscoll Quit, but I Hope He Gets to Start Again

I am a Christian. I am a preacher–I just don't actually have a pulpit right now or a church or a Word from the Lord. It's not always easy–being a Christian, that is. I'm not always honest–which means that sometimes I am a hypocrite. I am not a strong-always-faithful-kind of guy. I am a weak-my-grace-is-sufficient-for-you-kind… Continue reading I’m Glad Mark Driscoll Quit, but I Hope He Gets to Start Again

Book Review: Giving Blood

Title: Giving Blood Author: Leonard Sweet Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2014 Pages: 368 (I read an e-book version on my Nook reader. My page numbers may be a bit different. I apologize in advance for any troubles this may cause.) [Disclaimer: I was provided with a reader's copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for… Continue reading Book Review: Giving Blood

William Willimon on Salvation and Pastors

Interesting, very, very interesting. Another pastoral implication is that human beings are not the source of our own salvation–or anybody else’s. It’s tough enough for me to know that I can’t save myself. But it’s also hard to believe (and perhaps this is a problem only for us pastors) that I am not the source… Continue reading William Willimon on Salvation and Pastors

Nothing New Under the Sun: Forsyth on the Kingdom

Friends, PT Forsyth died in 1921. Ever since I was introduced to his writings a little over 2 years ago, I have been constantly amazed at how prophetic his words were. He spoke to a generation of Christians that, evidently, were not much different from the current generation even though we are separated by a… Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun: Forsyth on the Kingdom