Not so fast. I used to be one of you. I’ve had a lifelong aversion to politics. Also, I have a near fatal allergic reaction to drama and vitriol and both of those seem to be part of the package when talking about politics. It’s much easier just to bury your head in the proverbial […]
Read More Election, huh? Welp…See Ya Later.
I saw this book fly by and it caught my eye immediately. As a Pastors/Elders, one of the frequent tasks we are called to is untangling false teaching. How can we do that in a way that is gentle, and sensitive [2 Timothy 2:24-26]…yet still fulfills the Biblical command to “protect the flock from wolves?” […]
Read More Book Review: Finding the Right Hills to Die On
Day 6 started on a sober note as we spent a few hours in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. What human beings are capable of, by continued and prolonged rationalization and sin. Even though this was not a Biblical site, we saw the reality of original sin and evil in the world. In a way, […]
Read More Israel Day 6 and 7.25 – ExtraBiblical History
OK, so. Google Photo page is updated…took lots of pics today, so be forewarned. We started the day by seeing some of the remnants of the original City of David and some of the artifacts. Why is that awesome? Welp, this is a pretty recent find and it is so awesome because they found things […]
Read More Israel Day 4 – Jerusalem Part 3
Google pictures UPDATED with today’s photo barrage. Back to Jerusalem! Today, we got dropped off in the Old City and basically never left all day. We walked from one side to the other – through all four quarters – Jewish, Christian, Aremian, and Muslim. Really the only way you knew where you were was by […]
Read More Israel Day 3 – Jerusalem, Part 2
So…again…WOW. It’s hard to describe everything that you see, hear, smell and experience when you are walking thru Jerusalem for the first time. Before we begin: Click HERE for all the photos! I took TONS… First, we stopped at an observation point to get a look at the city from a higher elevation. The first […]
Read More Israel Day 2 – Jerusalem
I’ve been preparing for our Israel trip by reading Augustine’s Confessions. [Doesn’t everyone?] OK, it’s not totally strange, as for the past few days in all the controlled chaos of shopping, collecting supplies, packing…I’ve tried to determine what I’m going to do/read in the 10+ hours of travel. And I got hooked on this book. It’s […]
Read More Israel 2019 – Departure!
Whilst listening to the For the Church Podcast the other day, the question posed was something like “What books have been helpful for you as a pastor?” The immediate response was “The Pastor’s Justification” – of which…I have never heard…until that moment. He said it so matter of factly that I was embarrassed I hadn’t […]
Read More Book Review – The Pastor’s Justification
It’s a topic that can strike fear in the hearts of men. Especially, when you realize that the Bible in fact calls men to be the spiritual leaders of their home, [Ephesians 5:22-23] and you have little to no idea what that actually means or how to do that. I get it. Some days it […]
Read More Husbands/Dads: Spiritual Leadership?
I have the chance to speak to the students at Veritas Christian Academy at their chapel service this week. Here’s what I plan to share and how I’m trying to process the Las Vegas shooting in my own spirit. The worst mass shooting in US History. You can’t even wrap your mind around it. As expected […]
Read More Processing the Las Vegas Shooting