Lament isn’t a topic or genre where writers tread. But we need it. Mark Vroegop wrote a powerful book on lamenting, how to do it, why we need it, and more. Listen as Mark and I talk about the journey of writing this needed book. Show Notes Mark’s Book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1433561484/jeffmedd-20 Mark’s Site: http://markvroegop.com/ Mark’s Books: http://markvroegop.com/books/ My sermons […]
Have you wondered why my podcast on writing is called “Home Row“? Well, wonder no more. It hit me a few weeks ago that many listeners had no idea.So, here we go.
You’ve seen the row of potted plants in the garden section of your local home improvement store. Row after row of flowers, succulents, bushes, evergreens. They are nestled together for hours. Rubbing shoulders for days. But are they together? Are they connected? Not at all. Sure, they are next to each other, but they aren’t […]
After writing Humble Calvinism, I should have seen this coming. But, I didn’t. My bad. I frequently get asked questions about Calvin, the person, and Calvin’s various views on things. Let’s clear some things up real quick: I’m no historian. Nor am I a church history buff. Sure, I like it, but I don’t know […]
It’s that time of year when you hear preachers say, “The Devil thought he won on Friday, but he didn’t know about Sunday!” It preaches well. But I don’t think it’s true.
Benjamin Vrbiceck’s new book, Don’t Just Send A Resume: How To Find The Right Job In A Local Church, is the kind of wisdom pastors need today as they look for work in the local church. Benjamin gives sage advice for pastors in this stage. When Benjamin asked if I’d be willing to contribute a short essay to encourage pastors while they apply and interview in churches, I couldn’t […]
My new book, Humble Calvinism: If I Know The 5 Points But Have Not Love…, is now available. Humble Calvinism isn’t an oxymoron. It’s no mythical being like Nessie or Big Foot. A humble Calvinism is the only real Calvinism. Everything else is a sham; a misunderstanding of the doctrines of grace.
I wasn’t sure why my friend invited me to breakfast. Walking up to the locally loved but overrated breakfast spot, I noticed another friend, John, an older mentor, was here too. Hmm, why’s he here. I joined them at the booth, ordered coffee, and it happened.
If you haven’t seen Gillette’s video on the epidemic of toxic masculinity that exists in the USA—and the world—watch it. It’s a solid 1:48. We’ve heard their tagline for years, “The Best a Man Can Get,” and like many company slogans, it reaches higher than it could ever achieve. I mean, after all, it’s only […]