February 26, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_One of the most intimidating ministries we can engage in is helping depressed people. The stakes are high and there is no safety net. Here are “10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression.”

How do we witness to unbelievers? Tim Keller uses Blaise Pascal to answer this vexing question.

God’s will is always a difficult issue. I’m not referring to God’s revealed will. The law is clear enough. The difficult part of God’s will is unpacking the juxtaposition between God’s and our will. We act freely and at the same time do exactly what God has decreed. This goes from things as diminutive as whether or not I scratch my head when it itches to whom we marry. Tom Schreiner discusses the contours of this interface.

You wouldn’t think Robin Thicke and church signs would mix, but they do:

How To Write A Worship Song

February 8, 2013

I think I’ve got it …

(HT: Z)

From the New Yorker

January 1, 2013

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November 21, 2012

First, is it true that men don’t read books? Here is a short article discussing why men supposedly don’t read books and some practical encouragements to help men read. I know a group of 10 or 11 guys who read at least one one book through the fall of every year.

Of course, the David Petraeus scandal is still very much in the news. Many are asking if adultery should have disqualified him from his office. David Roach tells us why adultery matters.

Al Mohler discusses some of the interesting stuff in the news these days. Did you hear that San Francisco has banned some forms of public nudity? How wonderful is this? Also, he discusses the Anglican Church’s recent vote to not allow women bishops. Once again, I think I’m surprised.

Mark Altrogge helps us understand that rejoicing in our circumstances doesn’t mean that we have to like them.

Here are seven signs the sermon is nearing an end. Perhaps I telegraph the end a different way?

Finally, Andrew Burford called me yesterday and discussed the new Fire Prevention Fee that is being assessed on rural California home owners. If you are bothered by this new fee, this site tells you how do fight the fee and sign a petition opposing it.

Some Great Baptism Tips Here

November 14, 2012

Who knew you could actually baptize in a church?

I Need To Try This …

November 7, 2012

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