Monthly Archives for January 2007
As a Christian pastor I will gladly perform a wedding ceremony for a Christian couple. I will, under no consideration, perform a wedding for an unequally yoked couple (1 Christian and 1 non-Christian). But, until this last week, I’ve never … Continue reading
I was pleased to learn that Children of Men made it on Christianity Today’s list of The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2006.
Children of Men is the most powerful new film I’ve seen in years. It’s based on the book (of the same title) by British novelist P.D. James. James, a Christian, says of her book: “When I began The Children of … Continue reading
I want to list some gospel ammo verses–passage that help me re-tell the gospel to myself. Over the last few years I’ve found that I need to re-tell the gospel to myself every single day. If I don’t do this, … Continue reading
Last night at 20s we studied Philippians 1:12-18. This is an outrageous passage. It’s a comforting passage. It’s a challenging passage. As Paul reflects upon all that has “happened” to him (betrayal, arrest, beatings, death threats, imprisonment, shipwreck, etc.), he … Continue reading
One of my favorite poems is John Donne’s Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter my heart, three-person’d God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and … Continue reading
Six months ago, over hamburgers and fries, Dr. Willem VanGemeren suggested I read Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. I’m glad I heeded the suggestion. If you’re a teacher, preacher, or educator, … Continue reading
If Andy Stanley’s Communicating for a Change were the only book you ever read about preaching, you’d be left with an incomplete approach to preaching. This is certainly not a book that delivers a robust theology of preaching, that promotes … Continue reading
Justin Taylor posts a bone-chilling video clip that shows the horror we’ve legalized in America. I started to cry before I could even press play on the image.
I took this pic last July at Ta Prohm in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.