Divine Embrace 1

Robert Webber for more than thirty years called evangelicalism to its historical roots. It is a fact that far too many evangelicals simply don’t know their church history but Bob educated an entire generation of Wheaton students in what many today call “deep ecclesiology” or “evangelical ecumenism”. Many followed him on the Canterbury Trail. I [Read More...]

Letter about those pesky Calvinists

A letter to which I’d like to hear your reasonable answer and I ask for your pastoral sensitivity. Dear Scot, We met a few years ago when I was youth pastor. Now I am at a church plant in Minnesota. I know that you are up to speed with the post modern church. That’s really [Read More...]

Now Brewing: Doubleshot Coffee Company

We are now brewing, after a kind gift from the good folks at Doubleshot, Colombia Narino Reserva del Patron (without the tildas). And what a cool website they have! The brew is bold yet not too much so for my taste; nice aroma. I pulled both of us a double shot yesterday at the perfect [Read More...]

Half the Bears Offense Was Eliminated Today

No, not with Cedric Benson going down. The Bears lost half their offense when the Broncos made it clear that, had they not kicked to Devon Hester, they’d have won the game. Who will kick to him now? I’ll give the Bears at most 3 more wins this year. But, if others kick to Hester, [Read More...]

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Fasting Book Worth Reading

In my research for a book on fasting I read a shelf full of books and a stacks of journal articles, and without question the finest thing I read was by Kent Berghuis, called Christian Fasting: A Theological Approach. He gets the essence of fasting right, and he is one of the very few who [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Birds of beauty: [Read more...]


Is this official e-mail lingo? How many times have you received a note, complete in itself, but somehow felt you should acknowledge the note or say “thanks”? Is there anything that tells those to whom we write that they don’t need to respond so we don’t have to go around and around? I suggest we [Read More...]

Possibly, a New Habit

For thirty years or so, on every day off, I have put on either sweat pants or shorts. It is Friday, Black Friday to be exact, and this morning I got up and said to myself, “I’m wondering what it would be like to wear jeans all day long.” So, I put on my new [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends

The question Telford Work poses in chp 3 of his book Ain’t Too Proud to Beg is the question of how Christians are to understand this prayer request: “May your kingdom come!” And his chp admirably sketches how Christians have related to the State. [Read more...]