“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” – Paul the Apostle Have you ever said those words to a young believer? In some cultures, them’s fightin’ words. Some people believe theoretically in the gradation of maturity, but they get a little uptight in actually labeling one person as more mature than another. Nevertheless, […]Read more "How to Disciple a Young Believer"
I’ve heard it hundreds of times from every pastor who has ever mentored me: “Don’t unload on your wife.” On the surface, it sounds like prudent advice. Pastors’ wives already bear enough burdens without knowing everything that goes on behind the doors of the church. When a pastor complains about his job to his wife, he fails […]Read more "4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Unload On Their Wives"
Suppose I give you a basket full of apples and ask you to sort them. How would you do it? Would you sort them by weight? By color? Would you put the good apples over here and the bad apples over there? How would you distinguish a good apple from a bad one? Now suppose I give you […]Read more "Sorting Apples"
Too many books exist. The number of books on any given subject is exponentially higher than the number of books that are worth reading and writing. The reason for that has more to do with economics than anything else. If it will sell, then it will be written. Most books exist for the same reason the Big Mac does: not […]Read more "On My Shelf"
For the last eight weeks, my wife and I have been teaching a class called “Whatever is True: A Christian Worldview in a Post-Christian World.” The goal of the class was to serve as an introduction to worldview thinking and to bolster confidence in the Christian worldview among the plethora of opposing worldviews that are prevalent today. […]Read more "Source Material for Whatever is True"
I rarely code websites by hand anymore, but I did it again recently when I developed the companion page to a class my wife and I are teaching at our church. Whatever is True: A Christian Worldview in a Post-Christian World is a seven-week course designed to give an overview of the current battle of worldviews […]Read more "Whatever is True"
I once read a post from Bob Kauflin about people trying to change the lyrics of worship songs to fit their church’s needs/doctrine. I resonate with what Bob said about being grateful that worship leaders out there are being careful about the words their churches sing. I’m also glad that Sovereign Grace doesn’t generally allow people […]Read more "Write It"