Today is the day. A week of varied pastoral duties has pulled in a number of different directions, but in the back of my mind I, like so many other of my countrymen, have been anticipating this day. At noon the unique American experiment in self-government will formally flex it's muscle for the world to … Continue reading Clarity and Concentration
An old, politically incorrect exclamation of exasperation whines that 'the inmates are running the asylum'. Obviously in this day and age there is a tendency to avoid such imagery (the asylum is now a 'hospital', it's residents now 'patients', and it is now 'administered'' instead of being 'run'), but the metaphor still speaks to my … Continue reading The Goofiness Has Got To Go!!
In February 2014 our World Missions Director (now General Overseer) released a book entitled "The Amos Paradigm: Life at the Speed of Favor". I recommend it. Dealing with a word from the Old Testament prophet concerning the speed at which the blessings of the Father come to His servants (Amos 9:13), it is a fresh retelling of … Continue reading Favor….Life at the Speed of Obedience
Fads. Fads have become the driving force behind many of the most visible and familiar movements within the church. Entire ministries have arisen on the premise of bridging the gap between Cross and culture, and that's a legitimate, scripturally sanctioned tactic (see Acts 17:22-31, et al). There's nothing new about that really - there's always … Continue reading I Am Not A Coach!