Monthly Archives for June 2007
“If you preach a sermon that would be acceptable to the member of a Jewish synagogue or to a Unitarian congregation, there is something radically wrong with it. Preaching, when truly Christian, is distinctive. And what makes it distinctive is … Continue reading
There are over 100 great book recommendations by Marvin Olasky in World Magazine’s 2007 Book Issue.
“A person who has a knowledge of doctrine and theology only–without religious affection–has never engaged in true religion.” -Jonathan Edwards
Our 20s Book Of The Summer is A.W. Tozer’s classic, The Knowledge of the Holy. It might be true to say that no other book has had a more powerful influence on my life. It was reading this book 8 … Continue reading
“The New Testament word for repentance means changing one’s mind so that one’s views, values, goals, and ways are changed, and one’s whole life is lived differently. The change is radical, both inwardly and outwardly…Repentance means starting to live a … Continue reading
There’s much to pray about on the Peninsula this weekend as the 37th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration begins today (the parade doesn’t begin until tomorrow). I was going to meet up with a church planting buddy from Spokane … Continue reading
Last night our twenties ministry wrapped up six months of studying Philippians, the apostle Paul’s 1st century letter to a diverse community of Christians living in the bustling, pagan city of Philippi. After reviewing Acts 16, the moving story of … Continue reading
I want to grow in my use of illustrations in my preaching. That’s why I recently read Bryan Chapell’s, Using Illustrations To Preach With Power. Preachers, if you too are in a position where you know your preaching could be … Continue reading
“All sin is a kind of ‘idolatry,’ trusting in false sources of salvation, life or righteousness. The ultimate reason for any sin is that something besides Christ is functioning as an alternative righteousness or source of confidence–and is thus an … Continue reading
Right now our pastoral staff at CPC is reading and discussing Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger. Have any of you read this book? Do you have any thoughts, affirmations, or critiques of the book?