JOLLYBLOGGER: The Truth is Uglier Than We Think, God is More Beautiful Than we Realize

Attached is a quote from my friend David Wayne, the Jollyblogger. He was discussing a recent post from Michael Spencer's wife (link available from David's post, read his first then Denise's). Keeping the balance between false triumphalism and wrong-headed fatalism is not easy. Consider these two post as a blog against triumphalism, but don't allow it to drive you to fatalism! All of this kind of stuff mirrors what Denise was trying to convey.  She didn't put it this way, but Christians know the … [Read more...]

Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-08-15

Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-08-08: SERMON: What has sustained John Piper for thirty years?: These notes ... http://bit.ly/9Vy6uE # C.H. Spurgeon on the exclusivity of the truth: Today’s guest post comes to us from C.H. Spurgeon. These are previo... http://bit.ly/aiWa2p # 8 Reasons Some Churches Do Not Grow: Perry Noble explains 8 Reasons Some Churches Do Not Grow. Here are the headli... http://bit.ly/aNfNZ9 # Blessed are the pure in heart – Guest post by Hannah of Purposeful Purity: … [Read more...]

Blessed are the pure in heart – Guest post by Hannah of Purposeful Purity

To read more from Hannah and her fellow blogger, visit Purposeful Purity.The inspiration for this post came from a John Tauler quotation (don’t be put off by the universalist beliefs- the quote is excellent!) He says:“A pure heart is a heart which finds its whole and only satisfaction in God…to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring”How we do we become so pure? Indeed, why should we try to be, since salvation is guaranteed to the believer?We know that we should be searching f … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Some Churches Do Not Grow

Perry Noble explains 8 Reasons Some Churches Do Not Grow. Here are the headlines, visit the site for the details. #1 – The Vision Is Not Clear #2 – The Focus Is On Trying To Please Everyone . #3 – Passionless Leadership #4 – Manufacturing Energy #5 – Lack of Prayer #6 – Unwillingness To Take Risks #7 – Disobedience To The Scriptures #8 – Selfish Attitudes … [Read more...]

C.H. Spurgeon on the exclusivity of the truth

Today's guest post comes to us from C.H. Spurgeon. These are previously unpublished words taken from notes of a sermon delivered on a Lord’s Day evening in 1856, at New Park Street. Notes taken by Pastor T.W. Medhurst. John 14.6 – ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way… no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me’“There seems to be growing up amongst us an idea that a man is of a persecuting spirit of he does not think that the one who flatly contradicts him is as right as himself. If we do as some w … [Read more...]

Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-08-08

SERMON: What has sustained John Piper for thirty years?: These notes are from the morning session of the 300 conf... http://bit.ly/cbXu0G # First half of the year thank you to top 60 referrers: One of the things I like to do during the summer months is a... http://bit.ly/dy9zlN # … [Read more...]

Who cares if it's 7am?! Guest post by Ami Loizides Pruett

Today's post comes from Ami Loizides Pruett. you can find more of her engaging writing on her blog.There's not alot worse than rolling out of bed Sunday morning with a groan in your soul because it's 7am and you have to serve at your church. Let's set the scene for a second: Last night you were up late at a birthday party for a member of your small group that you felt obliged to go to, then your alarm wakes you up and you end up allowing yourself ten minutes extra snooze time which makes you … [Read more...]

First half of the year thank you to top 60 referrers

One of the things I like to do during the summer months is acknowledge the many websites that have sent traffic this way so far this year. I wish I could list the many more that have also been kind enough to send people to read material here. But, even if your name is not on this list of the top 60 referrers, know that your links are much appreciated. It remains the case that many more people are sent from smaller websites than large ones if you add them all up together. Never underestimate the … [Read more...]

SERMON: What has sustained John Piper for thirty years?

These notes are from the morning session of the 300 conference we recently had with John Piper. I have set them to auto-publish today, as I have been reliably informed that by now the video and audio of both this talk and the excellent Q and A should be available from 300leaders.org pop over and watch it if like me you are getting Piper withdrawal syndrome! I hope you enjoy this talk which was vintage John Piper. He was clearly enjoying himself as he preached one of only a very few messages … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer interviews me on unpaid Christian leadership

A friend of mine recently turned the tables on me and interviewed me in a post entitled Ed Stetzer - My Interview with Adrian Warnock: Why We Need Non-Paid Christian Leaders. If I am quite honest, until recently I never really thought of myself as a Christian leader at all. Ed seems to be talking here about leadership as influence. And so, understanding that I really do not have any of the responsibility and accountability of leadership (except to a limited extent in my local congregation), by … [Read more...]


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