Archives for Nov 3, 2013 @ 20:34

The Pleasures of Not Writing

Leo Tolstoy: I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine. John Updike: I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so great that if [Read More…]

Lipscomb Lectures

Many of you know that I have been involved on numerous occasions with leaders in the Churches of Christ, one of America’s largely ignored (by evangelicals and the media) but large groups of Christians. I have spoken to groups in Nashville, Dallas, Abilene, Lubbock and Malibu, and have been on the campuses of Pepperdine, Abilene [Read More…]

Take a P this Week, Jack says

From Jack Levison, on the need for contemplation: “Take a P this week,” I tell my students. (They humor me, laughing.) P = Plan. If you don’t plan to pray, meditate, contemplate, you probably won’t. Write it in your schedule, the way you would a committee meeting, a coffee date, an essay due. If you [Read More…]


Source: An image parable of the church using our gifts. [Read more…]

Before You Go Home Go to the Table

This is a sermon I preached last Sunday at Christ Church Plano. Go to the Table before You Go Home Luke 18:9-14 A few years back, at O’Hare airport in Chicago, I spotted a new vendor selling chocolate. The company was “Vosges.” The creator is one Katrina Markoff, and she learned her trade at Le [Read More…]

Prayer for All Saints Sunday

On All Saints we remember the saints of all ages, all countries — in the past, in the present, and in the future — the communion of the saints: Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without [Read More…]