Why Aren’t We Missional?
Here are a few of the reasons I have observed in my own life, my church’s life for why we not living a lives compelled by the mission of God.
I’m not a fan of interruptions, but maybe I need to be, because interruptions are an opportunity to know the love of the Jesus who was interrupted for me.
The Introverted Evangelist
The point of this short article is that the introvert is designed by God, not by the lies of Satan. The lie of Satan is that we need to make other people like us, whomever “us” ends up being.
If you have introverts in your church, empower them in the ways God has made them.
The Roles of a Pastor
When you fail to emphasize the responsibility each church member has to own and live out their spiritual gift(s) daily, the pastor will inevitably feel the need to take the responsibility of all the gifts upon his shoulders. This is impossible and unhealthy.
Why the Afterlife Bores Us
Let’s talk about eternity. But it’s no mere “afterlife.” Instead let’s start thinking of this little puff of time, the next eighty or so years, as what it is: the pre-life.
7 Ways to Do a Bad Word Study
How can a lay person (or pastor) know whether a word study is legitimate? Here are some bad ways to do a word study, courtesy of Dr. Jennings of Gordon Conwell and Dr. Grant Osborne of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Mohler’s 10 Books Every Preacher Should Read
Each year I look forward to Al Mohler’s book survey for preachers for Preaching Magazine. “The 2012 Preaching Survey of the Year’s Best Books for Preachers” is no disappointment.
10 Sure Signs We’ve Lost Our Minds
Documenting the bizarre beliefs and inconsistencies that surface in contemporary discourse…
Being a Loser and the Freedom to Fail
There are so many benefits available in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The freedom to fail is a fine one, given how most of us feel like a failure.
Epic Quotes on Discipleship & Influence from Prof Howard Hendricks (1924-2013)
While working on a tribute, I first reflected on the sticky ideas that he planted in my mind through teaching and embedded in my heart through modeling. All but one quote below is straight from memory. There are literally hundreds more.