Monday, April 23, 2018

Reflections on the Hot-n-Ready

I spent several years after college traveling the country while living in a Honda Accord. I learned many lessons about living on a shoestring...

Comforting Others: The Surprising Twist To Our Afflictions (Part One)

How does God create a person who is skilled in comforting others? We naturally think about DNA and dispositions. You’ve met them—those genetically sweetened...

In Victory, Insufficiency

It feels like I can’t find my sustenance. Deadlines are whizzing by, and even when I meet them the tension never eases. There is...

Are We Accidental Continuationists? (Part Two)

Part One The Evidence of True Spirituality I was converted into a church that cherished charismatic practice. We were continuationist way back in the early 80’s,...

Are We Accidental Continuationists? (Part One)

Part Two Charles Spurgeon’s first encounter with spiritual gifts came in a manner that seemed pretty random, maybe even ‘accidental'. When Spurgeon was a boy,...

A Forgotten Remedy for the Worn Out Minister (Part Two)

This is a guest post from Zack Eswine, Pastor of Riverside Church and Director of Homiletics at Covenant Seminary. This is the conclusion of...

A Forgotten Remedy for the Worn Out Minister (Part One)

This is a guest post from Zack Eswine, Pastor of Riverside Church and Director of Homiletics at Covenant Seminary. Part Two The Apostle Paul was physically...

Am I Next?: Reflections For Lead Pastors On The Latest Celebrity Tumble

I’m sitting in the Louisville airport reading a news release about the fall of another high-profile pastor. A week rarely passes without feeling the...

Chew on Jesus: Meaty Christians – Part 4

Part One, Part Two, Part Three In this final post we will consider one way the church throughout history has pursued a greater awareness of...

The Long Ache

I think I’m a patient person, until I actually have to wait for something. We live in the age of Amazon and fast food, where...