My Top 5 Posts from 2014

Happy New Year! Here are my top five posts from 2014 based on how many reads they had. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great blogging year! Bo Pelini, Self-Deception, and the Gospel  Heaven is for Real and I Don’t Need a 4-year Old to Tell Me A Prayer for Christians in Iraq Why Your Church…

Pastoral Ministry, Not Blogging, and a Devotional Guide

It’s been over a month since I’ve blogged and I have some ambivalence with this. I don’t like it because I like to write and, it seems, God has been gracious to use this blog to help people. A lot of news has happened in the last month that begs for pastoral commentary (e.g. Mark Driscoll, Harvest Chapel,…

State of the Blog

This month I hit my six year mark in this blogging experiment. I do not have thousands of readers hanging on my every word (scary thought there), and my posts are not featured on world class ministry websites. I publish my stuff here, but I would write even if no one ever read one word….

Back Into the Blogging Swing

After a month and a half hiatus from blogging, I plan on getting back into the thick of things starting next week. Hopefully, I’ll have some posts from a few things I’ve reflected on in the past month or so. July was terribly busy for us and, lo and behold, August is half gone now…

The Blog Days of Summer

Summer is a wonderful season, but they don’t call it the dog days of summer for nothing. It’s always hot and it’s often tiring. Very tiring. Our daughter is 10 months old and sometimes she is what I call “summer tired.” That happens when her cheeks turn red, her hair gets sweaty, her head starts…

1,000 Posts…and Counting

This is the 1,000th post on Beneath the Cross! I started this blog in June 2007 for nothing other than to write down what I learn to share with others. I have averaged just over a post every other day, and by God’s grace, people read what I write. I wanted to celebrate by simply…