Piper's language of “masculine Christianity” is not language I would be likely to adopt for my own use, but I don’t see that what he says here is substantially different from what he and other complementarians have been saying for years.
- February 14, 2012 |
When I insist that the rest of the congregation serve as back-up singers in my own little nostalgic hit parade of back-home Mississippi hymns, I am worshipping in the spirit all right. It’s just not the Holy Spirit. (Read more)
I have the worship music tastes of a seventy-five year-old woman. There I admitted it.
On a growing number of campuses, there are stiff challenges regarding campus access for Christian organizations.
There is a great deal of discussion these days in regard to understanding culture sociologically, but very little about understanding it theologically.
- February 09, 2012 |
In their seminal book on organizational success, Built to Last, authors Jim Collins and Jerry Porras write of the importance of getting past the “tyranny of the or” and embracing the “genius of the and.”
- February 06, 2012 |
There’s a technological transformation coming that will revolutionize this century the way the telephone, electricity and automobiles altered the one before.
- February 02, 2012 |
A reluctant, even hostile customer became a raging fan – and all it took was a different process. Same transaction, same product, same goal, but a radically different experience.
- January 30, 2012 |
Rather than primarily dispensing information, we must spend an increasing amount of time helping people evaluate information.
- January 26, 2012 |
God has equipped us to build and maintain this kind of unity and that all we need to do is use the tools he has equipped us with. But how has he equipped us?
What we often forget is the second casualty of an abortion culture: the consciences of countless men and women.
Eastman Kodak, a historic blue-chip American company, filed for bankruptcy because it didn’t adapt to the digital age.
I’ve always known that God calls me to love the people I covenant with in my local church, but until now I haven’t been quite so aware of the danger of falling out of love.
- January 20, 2012 |
Ours is not an easy role to fill. We are not in a fish bowl; we are in a petri dish.
- January 19, 2012 |
It has come as kind of a shock to me, now that I am a pastor and preaching on a regular basis, that the vast majority of the sermons I preach will be rather ordinary.
- January 18, 2012 |
Not every film about faith is worth seeing, but when faith is present in a film it both sparks conversations and is there because conversations are already happening.
- January 18, 2012 |
Patience prevents rash judgment, and judgmentalism. It secures a plan. It is a beautiful paradox of being a non-action and yet a conscious exercise of free will.
- January 17, 2012 |
I can honestly say that I grew up fairly colorblind. It began with the great love of my childhood, Catherine...
- January 16, 2012 |
If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that I’ve got a thing for infographics. I asked one designer to take a shot at displaying theordo salutis, which is to say, the order of salvation, which refers to the sequence of conceptual steps involved in the salvation of the Christian. I will let the graphic explain it from here.
- January 13, 2012 |