Surveys and statistics are maddeningly fickle. So don’t exult too much in what follows. I only cite it in case you have been discouraged or elated by surveys saying the opposite.
It’s better just to be a good follower of…Continue Reading
Don't Waste Martin Luther King Weekend
Monday is Martin Luther King day. I encourage all pastors and Sunday School teachers to make something of it this weekend. It may be too late to preach on racial and ethnic issues, if you have not already planned to.…Continue Reading
Why I Invited Loritts to Speak at the Pastors Conference
A Kind of Cold You Don’t Play With
Tonight it will be 40 degrees warmer in our kitchen freezer than it is outside here in Minneapolis. The high temperature tomorrow will be five below zero (Fahrenheit). We receive this from the Lord’s hand.
He gives snow like wool;…
Why I Invited Livingstone to Speak at the Pastors Conference
It May Be Time to Pluck Your Eye
When to quit your good work—not just scholarly work, but any work:
As the author of the Theologia Germanica says, we may come to love knowledge—our knowing—more than the thing known: to delight not in the exercise of our…
Why I Invited Carson to Speak at the Pastors Conference
I'll go out of my way to listen to Don Carson any chance I get. He is a scholar of the first rank, and a pastoral scholar who has a love for the church. He is an evangelist who does…Continue Reading
Thoughts on My Father
When Grieving May Save Your Life
Sometimes the best mark of holiness is not griping that sin abounds but groaning and grieving.
Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves…