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Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

07/02/2010

" This account gives us valuable insight into the life of a man who accepted the challenges of ministry with both integrity and grace, and into the life of a pastor in French Quebec. A powerful reminder that there are no little places if we are faithful to the God who called us." -- from the back …

Jesus Shall Reign

06/10/2010

I recently came across this hymn by Isaac Watts and found it expressed biblical truth with spiritual power: Jesus shall reign where’er the sunDoes His successive journeys run;His kingdom spread from shore to shore,‘Til moons shall wax and wane no more. For Him shall endless prayer be made,And …

Leonard Ravenhill sets it straight

05/13/2010

A friend recently shared this video with me with this comment: "I’ve been a bit sluggish and lax spiritually lately, so I needed a swift kick in the pants to set me straight." That it is!

The Great Divorce

04/15/2010

"In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis' classic vision of the Afterworld, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly English afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, and comes to some significant …

Scientists have worldviews too

04/09/2010

Al Mohler recently wrote, very insightfully, that: "While the scientific method has brought incalculable gifts to human life and understanding, science is a human activity conducted within a human cultural context. It is never free from ideological influence or political complexities. Science is …

Hubble’s Greatest Hits

02/05/2010

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" (Psalm 8:3-4). This worthwhile page on FoxNews today: The Hubble Space Telescope explores our universe 24 …

Self-control in a wired world

01/26/2010

This past Sunday I shared a message from the Beware of Small Sins series, warning against prayerlessness. While I'm convinced many of us merely think of a missed devotion or prayer meeting as missing out on a little bit more blessing ("ye have not because ye ask not"), I tried to show from …

So, You Want to Be Like Christ?

01/12/2010

"In a world bent on enticing us away from growing deeper in love with Christ, how on earth do we become more godly? The Bible says we must 'discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness .' You really want to be like Christ? Here are eight essential disciplines to get you there. . . This …

Concise Theology

12/10/2009

"How can I know God better? If only someone could explain the essentials of theology in bite-sized portions... If only there were a resource that went deeper without drowning me in page after page... J.I. Packer has done it! Finally, there's a book that explains the essentials of theology in a …

The Manhattan Declaration

12/01/2009

The recently released Manhattan Declaration is receiving a lot of news right now (although not as much as the all-important Tiger Woods wreck and scandal). Many well-known Christian leaders have signed off on this document which describes itself in this way: We are Orthodox, Catholic, and …