In Psalm 111, we read about God's marvelous works. The chapter praises the Lord for what he has done, describes his works using words like "splendor and majesty" and "They are...performed with faithfulness and uprightness", and gives examples of what God has done. This Psalm is a beautiful account of how gracious and merciful (v. … Continue reading God’s Greatest Work is His Covenant
I wonder what a couple communicates to their family, friends, and God when the only reason they use a church is for a wedding ceremony. If they never attend church on Sunday morning, why get married there?
From Morning and Evening (it's an amazing devotional if you haven't figured that out already!) "Forsake me not, O Lord." - Psalm 38:21 Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. … Continue reading Weekly Spurgeon
John Piper explains how abortion and racism are more closely related than most people think. In fact, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, was founded by Margaret Sanger, a racist and proponent of eugenics. It's interesting, and sad, that Obama speaks so highly of Planned Parenthood considering that Margaret Sanger had instituted The … Continue reading Follow Up Post to Obama Video of Planned Parenthood Speech
I actually used to pray that when I was a teenager. I didn't want to go into ministry for the very reason of going to Africa. Well, if you've read anything here lately, you know I'll be there twice in the next seven months and I'll be living there for a year in '09. Here's … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Me to Africa!
If you'd like to make a donation to help the victims in China or Myanmar, I'm sure you are aware of what you can do, but if not here are some links you can visit: World Vision Food for the Hungry Campus Crusade - China only Chinese Students at the University of Nebraska - Facebook Group
Here's an interesting story on Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rob Bell, Emergent Church guru, is the pastor there and it seems as if he has stepped further across the line against the sufficiency and authority of Scripture as they now allow women elders in the church.
I was at Kinko's a few days ago and I saw Joel Osteen's book in the company of many others that were about doing more than getting by financially and becoming wealthy. I'm think the prosperity gospel is not a real gospel, but perhaps we should no longer call Osteen's books or sermons "Christian" because, … Continue reading Can Christ-less Book Still Be Considered “Christian” Just Because a Pastor Writes It?
Here's the last post in the "Three Reasons I'm..." series. This one, of course, is not a spiritual conviction or tradition. It is though, an important part of my life. As I decided to move into ministry after graduating college, I had to make a decision about what would be the best first step. Though I had parts … Continue reading Three Reasons I’m a Campus Crusade Staff Member
I am currently reading Let the Nations Be Glad! by John Piper. Chapter 3 is on suffering. As I think about my life as a American Christian, sometimes I feel bad (honestly) that I don't suffer. There are so many "comforts in the den" as Piper puts it. I can pray for missions, yes. But … Continue reading Missions and Suffering