It’s sexy among young people — my generation — to talk about ditching institutional religion and starting a revolution of real Christ-followers living in real community without the confines of church. Besides being unbiblical, such notions of churchless Christianity are unrealistic. It’s immaturity actually, like the newly engaged couple who think romance preserves the marriage, […]Read More The Glory of Plodding – by Kevin DeYoung
I did something this morning that I don’t normally do – I picked up and newspaper and read it. Of course I didn’t read the whole thing, but I skimmed through it and read the articles that were of most interest to me. Current events do tend to be of particular interest to me and […]Read More What A Newspaper Can Tell Us About The World
“The excellence of Christ is such that the discovery of it is exceedingly contenting and satisfying to the soul. The inquiry of the soul is after that which is most excellent. The carnal soul imagines that earthly things are excellent: one thinks riches most excellent, another has the highest esteem of honor, and to another […]Read More Jonathan Edwards on the Excellence and Beauty of Christ
1. Children are a gift of God. Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” 2. Children are to be trained up in the ways of the Lord. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he […]Read More What Does the Bible Say About Children?
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with the trumpet sound; praise him with the lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with […]Read More Let Everything Praise The Lord!
To quote John Donne and to disagree with the song by Simon and Garfunkel, “no man is an island.” We need one another and that is the beauty of the Body of Christ. The mature Christian who has walked with the Lord for some time has the responsibility of finding and then mentoring/discipling the young […]Read More The 10 Commandments of Mentoring
I just finished reading Jerry Bridges book titled “Trusting God” and it occurred to me that we are lacking literature that deals with this most important subject matter. With tens of thousands of books published every year, why are there not more on trusting God? After all, isn’t that what the Christian life is all […]Read More Book Review: Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
Hard to believe but we are already well over half way through 2010! Where has the time gone? Some of you might remember that on January 1st I did a blog post on “15 Life Resolutions” to coincide with the onset of the new year. I called them life resolutions because I didn’t want this […]Read More 15 Life Resolutions – Revisited
Over the last 8 months, I have been completely amazed at God’s provision. Having a baby (let alone twins) was not in Steph and my plans. When we first found out that Steph was pregnant, we asked all the typical first time parent questions. How are we going to do this, where are we going […]Read More Far More Than All We Ask Or Think
I think it would be safe to say that most of us have a hard time accepting certain aspects of who we are. Whether that is certain body features, or our personalities, or perhaps a learning disability that we struggle with, we wish we were not limited in the way we are. We tend to […]Read More Trusting God For Who You Are