Mark Vroegop on Writing & Lament

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 […]

The Peril of Potted Plant Christianity

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 […]

John Calvin Starter Kit

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 […]

Wear Your Beliefs On Your Sleeve

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 […]