Corporate Prayer – Joy

Corporate Prayer – Joy

2 min to read We enjoyed a rich morning of worship around our King of Joy! Since our corporate prayer was so filled with bright hope, I wanted to send it out. We would all do well to review this prayer throughout the week, continuing to keep its abundant joy at the front of our minds. The puritans get an inaccurate rap as sour people who were too focused on holiness to be happy and glad in life. But …

2021 Book Awards

2021 Book Awards

< 1 minute The Gospel Coalition just released their 2021 Book Awards winners. This list gives us a great way to choose our next reads. Not only does the post show which books won in various categories, but the post also lists honorable mentions. So lots of great books to choose from. TGS 2021 Book Awards Results

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

6 min to read Here we go! You’re reading the first edition of this little, weekly email update. I spend a lot of time reading books and articles, so I thought it cool to put some good ones into a weekly update. Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1I Still Do: Growing Closer and Stronger through Life’s Defining Moments – by Dave Harvey In 2008 I read When Sinner’s Say “I Do,” …

QUITTING MINISTRY

QUITTING MINISTRY

5 min to read I peruse my newsfeed every morning. I find news about the election, details about COVID advances, wildfires in the west. But recently, a series of articles caught my attention. The articles issue warnings about pastors quitting ministry. I haven’t posted or shared any of these articles on social media because I anticipate they will blow back with people saying (or just thinking) pastors are out there whining again. That might sound like a far-fetched, groundless …

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

2 min to read Our world needs unity in diversity. We need an answer to the question , “how can ‘the many’ diverse people be brought into ‘the one’ unified crowd?” It is the problem of the one and the many.

MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD…

MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD…

< 1 minute We tore open presents from under the tree. Christmas dinner topped off our snack-filled bellies, and then a new year rang. We threw confetti and slept in the next morning. Our kids made snowmen and snow angels, while the dads shoveled and the moms sipped coffee. The sun came out and the school year ended. Off to vacation at the beach. We came home and played at the pool. At night we laughed at our …

A HAPPY CHRISTIAN

A HAPPY CHRISTIAN

< 1 minute On this happy 185th birthday of the incomparable Charles Spurgeon, I believe he was a happy christian despite the dark clouds of depression which often darkened his skies. Happiness in Jesus is a fight, and Spurgeon was an admirable fighter.

David Powlison

MEET DAVID POWLISON

2 min to read David Powlison has died. Today at 11:00 am, under the care of Hospice, family, and friends, he passed into the ultimate rest of Jesus Christ and His soul-satisfying good news.