Better late than never. That should be a title of a book. Maybe it is. If it is, it wasn’t one of my favorite reads in 2017. So, if you are looking to spend those Amazon gift cards you got from Uncle Ronnie, I got you. Looking for books to add to your list for 2018, […]
To celebrate the 500 year anniversary of Luther swinging his hammer—if you want to learn more about the Reformation, or maybe you want to keep reforming—here are 13 resources.
The #WhyIWrite is all over Twitter today, and it got me thinking about the why of my writing. Here’s why I write: “I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your […]
Preachers love preaching, but they shouldn’t love it too much. A potential idol for preachers is the act of preaching. You can crave the pulpit too much. And while we preachers can talk to the sheep about not finding their identity in their work but in Christ, this is a word we preachers need to […]
We need to film more stories with deep roots and thick trunks. Testimonies with some time on the tires. It’s good to celebrate professions of faith but we don’t need to rush a production for social media.
We are either suffering now, know someone who is—or we are about to suffer. It’s unavoidable. We will walk through the valley of the shadow of death more than we’d like. But, the Lord is with us, and so are his people. Here’s a collection of resources to help you in the valley. Songs to […]
We are often tempted to tabulate God’s love for us based on the quality of our lives, our desires being met, the quality and quantity of material blessings, and our tide-like emotions. But this is not how we know God’s love for us.
Lounging in my backyard is a treat. It’s sole-melting hot in Houston but the pool, the shade, friends and family make it worth it. Well, tolerable. While sitting in my chair and watching kids cannonball into the pool, something caught my eye.
Home Groups, DNAs, Missional Communities, Community Groups, Life Groups—whatever your church calls them, let’s not put too much weight on them. They may break. Bear with me. I’m not saying small groups are unimportant. I’m saying we need to be careful in how we view, speak, and teach on small groups. You’ll hear people speak […]