June 13, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Want to Grow Spiritually? God’s strategy is very simple.

Here are some thoughts by Tim Challies about how to fight temptation.

Given the price America paid in Iraq, it is sad to see where things are heading. Perhaps there is a lesson here.


October 5, 2012

Last December R. C. Sproul Jr’s wife, Denise, died of cancer. Yesterday his 15 year-old daughter, Shannon, died of Lissencephaly. Pray for the Sproul family.

Randy Alcorn helpfully reminds us that we won’t always understand what God is doing in and through our suffering.

Not only Scripture but human experience sometimes testifies to the surprising good God can bring out of evil and suffering. God calls upon us to trust that he’ll work all evil and suffering in our lives for good.

We all tend toward judgmentalism. You do, I do. Some of us are just more honest about this tendency. Here is some help for our addiction.

Grace is probably the most radical concept that humanity has ever known. It is the only thing that is really different in a world filled with isolated judgmentalism. It is the balm that cures all relationships.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Debbie and I always struggle with this month simply because we ALWAYS feel appreciated at Bowman. That said, Erik Raymond might offer some helpful ways of encouragement that you haven’t thought of. Good stuff.

Here is some encouragement for parents of young children. We are raising image bearers.

Math homework. I hate math homework. Sitting at the kitchen table with the books out, pencils sharpened, and calculator close to hand, I just know that it’s going to be another hair-pulling, teeth-clenching, chair-squirming experience. And that’s only if things go well.

Perhaps this is a sign of things to come for churches all over the country meeting in schools.

From what we understand, the city’s move to prohibit churches from meeting in public schools is a clear constitutional violation. And, and as the saying goes, what happens in New York City will happen in your hometown five years from now…

Surely New York’s ban reflects the intolerance of a tolerant society, as D. A. Carson has said somewhere. “It’s ironic,” one Brooklyn city official commented at Thursday’s press conference, “that the Klu Klux Klan can meet freely in public schools, but churches, who were the backbone of the civil rights movement, are not allowed.”


July 20, 2011

Our new prayer list is up. Let’s not forget about the privilege and power of prayer.

Speaking of prayer, the Lord has blessed our Vacation Bible School this year. We have many more children than last year. Teri and her staff, as always, are doing a great job. Please continue to pray that the Lord sends children and that they are able to “hear” the gospel.

For those Mac aficionados, Lion, the next major Mac update is out today for the killer price of just $29. Will Windows 8 be $29 when it is released? Maybe in 10 years on eBay.

Finally, for those of you who live with me in Kindletopia, Amazon has a new deal where they’re selling 900 books for $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, and $3.99. More about what I find later.


May 20, 2011

I have little time to post this morning. I would, however, like to highlight a few things.

Bowman has two kids who attend Anderson New Technology High School, Joseph Martinusen and Hannah Lugg. Both received awards last night. Both are on the Principal’s List (3.5-4.0 GPA). Hannah also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in digital media. Also, Robert Serene attends West Valley High School and made the Principal’s List and received the Scholar Athlete Award as well. Congratulations to all three of you for bringing glory to our unparalleled God.

A month or so ago the Gospel Coalition hosted their annual conference. The free audio from the conference can be found here. There’s lots of very good material.

For those of you who are perpetually busy, please read this.

Earlier the week I posted a link about submission. Here’s a link about what leadership isn’t.

“‘You don’t really suppose, do you’ said Gandalf, ‘that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you, but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!’
‘Thank goodness!’ said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco-jar.”  – J. R. R. Tolkein in “The Hobbit”