Quotable Quotes

From Erwin McManus: “Most of us want God to fix every wrong choice we make without taking from us our right to choose wrongly. We want to make God into our own pooper-scooper following right behind us, cleaning up our mess. [But] God lets us make our bed and makes us lie in it.” [Read more...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 11

Here are the words of James 1:9-11:  9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom [Read More...]

Do they have good coffee shops …

in the area from Asheville, NC, to Roanoke, VA? Got some suggestions? Kris and I will be tooling around that area next week and wonder if there are some “must-stops” for coffee. [Read more...]

iGens 11

One of the themes that emerges from generational studies about iGens, those who are 18-35, is cynicism. Typified by two expressions: “Yeah, right” and “Whatever.” Jean Twenge discusses the presence and increase of cynicism among iGens in the 5th chp of Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than [Read More...]

Sinister Presences?

A letter from a pastor friend … We’ve not had a conversation about demons, Satan, and sinister presence on this blog that I remember. I’m wondering how you approach such texts in the Bible? Hi Scot We are in Lent, as you know. On Sunday I will be preaching on the role of Judas and [Read More...]

Lenten Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us a new and contrite heart, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ [Read More...]


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