God’s Moral Will and Sovereign Will
I would like to help you distinguish between God’s moral will and his sovereign will. This will help you make sense of the apparent contradiction between these two statements:
1. God does all things according to his will (sovereign will).… Continue Reading
Planting Churches That Last (Part 2) - Study Mistakes
(See the previous post, Planting Churches That Last (Part 1) - Study the Past )
As a teenager, my buddy fancied himself a hotshot skateboarder. Trying to do an ollie (a jump and board flip in midair) he landed badly…Continue Reading
Large Sails and Little Ballast
Large spiritual passion with small doctrinal understanding is large sails and tall masts on a tiny boat in high winds. It will dart wildly over the surface for a hundred yards. Then one wave, or one crosswind, will bring it…Continue Reading
Summary of the 2011 Conference for Pastors
Notes and full audio and video from each session are now available.
Beeke says, "Prayer is often treated as the appendix to our work rather than the foundation. . . .…Continue Reading
Planting Churches That Last (Part 1) - Study the Past
The best car I ever owned was a ’72 Chrysler Valiant. My wife, Kimm, called it the “Wonder V,” as in, “I wonder why you think I want to ride in that.” But it was a tank on tires—so solidly…Continue Reading
Prayer: “Reversed Thunder”
We just finished a conference on prayer. To keep fanning the flames of zeal for a life of prayer, here is the most remarkable poem on prayer I know. It was written by George Herbert.
For me, the phrase “reversed…Continue Reading
One Third of Americans Affiliate with Evangelical Churches
First Published Black Poet in America
Phillis Wheatley was the first black person to publish a book of poetry in English. There is a story behind it.
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, had to be published in London because the Boston publishers, where…Continue Reading
30 Ways to Stay Alive to Missions
In their 2010 year-end report, the Barna Group identified six major patterns emerging among Christians in America:
- The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.
- Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.
- Growing numbers of people are less interested…