In a world so wired an interconnected, our anxious hearts are pummeled by an endless barrage of troubling news. We are daily aware of more grief, O Lord, than we can rightly consider, or more suffering and scandal than we can respond to, or more hostility, hatred, horror, and injustice than we can engage with … Continue reading A Liturgy for Those Flooded with Too Much Information
Piper is Wrong!
Earlier today (11/17/12) John Piper, a theologian/pastor I respect immensely, tweeted: "If you're not living by the joy of the Holy Spirit the only category you have for spiritual disciplines is legalism." I think Piper is wrong on this. I don't make a habit of calling out pastor's/theologians when I disagree with them. And let … Continue reading Piper is Wrong!
Fantasy Kills Imagination (and the church)
Last week I read a great post from Donald Miller, How Fantasy is Killing Your Imagination. It was a convicting piece, forcing me to ponder what kinds of dreams I indulge.Miller writes, I’m capable of living almost exclusively in my mind. I can walk and daydream for hours. But some of these daydreams haven’t proved … Continue reading Fantasy Kills Imagination (and the church)
Our Destiny in God, Pastoral Reflection
While the topic of this project seems miles removed from concrete pastoral issues, it is one that does have some practical applications. First, there is a doxological application. As we come to understand that in Christ we have received more than we lost in Adam, and as we grow in appreciation of the extent of … Continue reading Our Destiny in God, Pastoral Reflection
Best Paragraph this Week
I haven't had time to post anything real this week as I'm out in St.Louis taking another class. It's a great class on our Union with Christ. Lewis Smedes writes a wonderful paragraph, my favorite in all I've read the past two weeks. Commenting on Ephesians 1:1-3 he writes (and where you read 'Paul' insert … Continue reading Best Paragraph this Week