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I like to read books. While some of these books have changed my life, others have been a complete waste of time. No doubt, all of them have shaped me to varying degrees. When thinking about how to plan my reading well, I've learned that a structured plan is best for me. So in the … Continue reading My 2017 Reading Plan
Since I have been a Christian, my resolution for the upcoming new year has largely been the same. With 2017 quickly approaching, let me explain. As December ends and January begins I find one desire growing in me: to know God better this year than last. I want to be able to say at the … Continue reading Thinking on 2017 Resolutions?
As James ends chapter 4 and begins chapter 5 do not be fooled into thinking that James is finished with his critique of the wealthy. After condemning their pride and arrogance in 4:12-13, he continues in 5:1-6 by pressing the wealthy and criticizing their ungodly use of wealth. A quick glance over the whole of … Continue reading A Preposterous Hypothesis for Black Friday
Have you ever wondered why many of us will be gathering with family and friends this week to celebrate thanksgiving? Of course we may say 'We're gathering together because it's Thanksgiving.' Or maybe you'd say 'We're gathering together because it's what we always do.' Let's think a little deeper about this. When we gather for … Continue reading Giving Particular and Specific Thanks
Donald Trump is our new President. I'm sure there are many mixed responses to this. Joy. Fear. Angst. Maybe even anger. Whatever you're feeling I want you to be encouraged today. I've written a longer than usual post today. As you can expect it is political, but Lord willing, I'm hoping it will give you … Continue reading For the Lord’s Sake….Submit to Trump
October 29th is a day to mark off on your calendar because it is the day of the first (and from this point on Lord willing, annual) Publicans Conference. Andrew, Matt, Sam, and myself are eager to join with you and share the Word of God with you. We're eager to sing with you. We're … Continue reading Where Will You Be On 10/29?
Back on August 28th Andy Stanley was a few weeks into his sermon series called Who Needs God. That particular message, called For the Bible Told Me So, was Stanley's attempt to correct what he thinks is an error in Christianity, specifically that Christians place far much emphasis on the Bible and not enough emphasis on … Continue reading 5 Helpful Answers to Andy Stanley
When it comes to watching the debate tonight there are many things to keep in mind. There are a lot of people who don't want to vote for Donald Trump, but there are still a lot of people who highly doubt they can even trust Hillary Clinton, so she's going to try to prove her credibility. As … Continue reading What to Remember About Tonight’s Debate
Did you know? This coming October 29 The Publicans we'll be hosting our first ever Publicans Conference. The theme is 'We Are Pilgrims.' Why should you come? Simple: the Christian life is a pilgrimage, a journey, a voyage of the most exhilarating kind. It has a clear beginning and a desired end, rich with meaning … Continue reading A FREE Conference You Should Go To
While politicians and presidential candidates are using the largest shooting in U.S. history as a platform for their prospective gun-control policies, most of the rest of us are just left saddened, confused, and angered by such a tragedy. Here are two ways to respond from The Gospel Coalition: a) Mourning, Longing for Truth and Love … Continue reading Mourning and Responding to Orlando
Good post from Justin Taylor recently on J.I. Packer: We at Crossway learned this week that J. I. Packer (who will, Lord willing, turn 90 years old in July 2016) has developed macular degeneration in his right eye. His left eye has had macular degeneration for over a decade. He consented to let this information be shared publicly. … Continue reading The End of a Remarkable Writing and Speaking Ministry: An Update on J. I. Packer’s Health
From Peter Jones: The appearance of a new episode of the Star Wars film series is an important moment for Christian witness. To be sure, we can shrug our shoulders, since Star Wars is old news. Or we can enthusiastically introduce our grandchildren to what we might think is a beloved, harmless yarn. Or we can—and should—discover in the … Continue reading Star Wars & the Ancient Religion
Well, I'm sure by now you've heard the news - the Pope is coming to town. Do you think I've chosen too strong a title for this blog? Perhaps some of you will think so. Though this language may shock you did you know the most of the orthodox confessions of Church history call the Pope … Continue reading The AntiChrist is Coming to Town
Author and most recent pastor of Coral Ridge PCA Tullian Tchividjian was featured on the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast this past week discussing his recent moral failure and how he and his family are working through this tough season. I was encouraged by what I heard, and I hope you'll be too. If you don't have … Continue reading Tullian Tchividjian: Recovering After Failure