The Radical Pursuit of Rest

John Koessler has written a new book called The Radical Pursuit of Rest: Escaping the Productivity Trap. Productivity and rest are two key themes I address quite a bit. So I was interested to see what John had to say about the subject. I caught up with John to talk about his new book. Enjoy! [Read More…]

Good Friends Are Doers, Not Talkers

The following is a guest post by Richard Jacobson. Enjoy! — Through a very tragic circumstance, I was reminded of what good friends look like. My mom died just a few months ago. It was very sudden and quite unexpected. Our family was truly devastated and our friends were incredibly saddened. Almost everyone we knew [Read More…]

J.B. Lightfoot’s Commentary on Acts

In my study of Acts for my upcoming revision of The Untold Story of the New Testament Church (which will be retitled), I was eager to get my hands on J.B. Lightfoot’s commentary on Acts. The commentary is beautifully put together, and Lightfoot’s material on the travels mentioned in Acts is worth the price of [Read More…]

4 Ways to Help the Poor, Plus 1

The following is a guest post by Kevin Ruffcorn. Enjoy! — The stoplight turns red. You brake to a stop. There in the median, next to your window is a shabbily dressed man. He has stringy hair and a week’s growth of beard. The cardboard sign that he’s holding reads, “Need help. Hungry, Homeless Veteran. [Read More…]