Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, February 28

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Good News for “Sound Guys” Everywhere

A "sound guy" hard at work. Picture from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/.

I’ve got good news for “sound guys” everywhere. Even if you’re not a “sound guy,” you might want to pay attention. But, first, let me explain what I’m talking about. In my experience as a pastor and speaker, “sound guy” is virtually a technical term for the person who oversees the audio for a lecture [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Monday, February 27

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

How to Have Successful Children: Inspiration from The High Calling

How to Have Successful Children Psalm 112:1-10 Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2 People like me want successful children. To be honest, we don’t just want successful [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Sunday, February 26, the First Sunday in Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Mystery Man Who Changed My Life Dies

The Space Mission pinball game was one that Kordek worked on while with Williams.

Have you ever had the experience of hearing about someone who died, someone you never met, yet someone who had a significant impact on your life? Though you never knew this person, you feel a combination of loss and gratitude. I had that experience a couple of days ago while scanning the New York Times [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Saturday, February 25, the Fourth Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Devotional Doodle for Friday, February 24, the Third Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Christians Breaking the Ministry Mold: The Eat Gallery in Houston

Marlon Hall

When we think of Christian ministry, most of us picture church buildings and pastors and bands or choirs. We might envision missionaries and youth workers and Sunday school teachers. Perhaps we see Christians feeding the hungry or building homes with Habitat for Humanity. All of these are quite fine. They’re vital elements of Christian ministry [Read More...]

Devotional Doodle for Thursday, February 23, the Second Day of Lent

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Devotional Doodles for Lent

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recall that in Advent I posted devotional doodles drawn by my wife, Linda. These doodles include biblical passages, lyrics from hymns and songs, bits of poetry, and Linda’s thoughts about God and his grace. Now, I’m pleased to report that Linda has produced 46 [Read More...]

Have Scholars Discovered the Oldest Manuscript of the New Testament?

p52, a portion of the Gospel of John that is dated to around 125 A.D.

Yes, according to Dr. Daniel Wallace. He has recently revealed what he believes to be a manuscript of the Gospel of Mark that comes from the first century A.D. Wallace is a professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and the founder of The Center for the Study of the New Testament Manuscripts, an [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?

What is Ash Wednesday? What is Ash Wednesday? For most of my life, I didn’t ask this question, nor did I care about the answer. I, along, with most evangelical Christians in America, didn’t give Ash Wednesday a thought. But then, in 2004, Ash Wednesday loomed large in American Protestant consciousness. Why? Because on that [Read More...]

Is There a Necessary Contradition Between Sports and Faith?

Jeremy Lin, shooting against the Lakers.

Is there a necessary and unavoidable contradiction between sports and faith? David Brooks, one of my favorite cultural commentators, says “Yes!” In his recent New York Times op-ed, “The Jeremy Lin Problem,” Brooks asserts that “The moral ethos of sport is in tension with the moral ethos of faith, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim.” In [Read More...]

My New Friend?

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Recently, while hiking out at Laity Lodge, I stumbled (almost literally) upon a large porcupine. He (she?) was about two and a half feet long and two feet wide. He was also right in the middle of my trail, munching on some greenery. I was moving pretty quickly, and came within about six feet of [Read More...]

Anxiety? Depression? Need Some Help? Therapy? There’s an App for That!

My "conversation" with Eliza.

The very idea of psychotherapy seems to defy the instant-access, video screen chatter of popular digital culture. Not for long, if some scientists have their way. In the past few years researchers have been testing simple video-game-like programs aimed at relieving common problems like anxiety and depression. These recent results have been encouraging enough that [Read More...]


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