Gospel Shrewdness: Why Churches in University Towns Are Highly Strategic

Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, just preached a gripping sermon on what he called “gospel shrewdness” from Luke 16:1-13.   I heard Dr. Mohler speak on this subject in the White House when I worked for the same some years back; his brief remarks then stuck with me.  I had not heard [Read More...]

Make Disciples of All Nations: March 2012 Credo Magazine

Along with the brand-new 9Marks eJournal, Credo magazine’s March 2012 issue just released online.  It’s on missions, and it looks terrific. Here’s the blurb: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that [Read More...]

Youth Football & Collisions: Really, Really, Really Bad News

ESPN just released this frightening data from the first study of youth football and the impact of head-to-head collisions: The first-ever study to measure the head impacts among youth football players has found that some hits absorbed by second graders are as forceful as those in the college game, and that unlike at in high [Read More...]

Linsanity! Part 4: An Essay on Why David Brooks Is Wrong on Jeremy Lin

David Brooks just suggested in the New York Times that athletic success and humility necessarily conflict and cannot coexist in a person.  He wrote his piece, “The Jeremy Lin Problem,” on New York Knicks star (I love writing that) Jeremy Lin, who led the Knicks to their eighth win in nine games yesterday against NBA [Read More...]

Jeremy Lin, The Basketball Star Nobody Wanted: A Gospel Coalition Essay

Just had a new theological essay posted over at the Gospel Coalition.  It’s entitled “The Basketball Star No One Wanted: Jeremy Lin’s Unlikely Triumph.” In it, I weave in my own experience with the game as I talk about what Lin’s success means for many.  In the end, I try to show that in Lin’s [Read More...]

Linsanity! Part 2: Ex-Ruff Ryders Rapping & Asian-American Christianity

More Linsanity!  Last night Jeremy Lin led the Knicks to a stunning victory over the Lakers–featuring the NBA’s second-best player, Kobe Bryant–and Lin scored 38 points (!).  I don’t know if you care about sports, but that is truly astonishing.  This is a player who was just about to be waived two weeks ago.  That would have [Read More...]

Should You Pay Your Kids to Tweet? On Social Media Addiction

A couple of days back, Jon Acuff–laugh-out-loud writer and author of Stuff Christians Like–wrote a post on how to manage social media use as a father.  Acuff wrote the post in a whimsical style but ended up recommending that dads “pay for Tweets” in an effort to curb their phone use while at home. Here’s [Read More...]

Things You Should Listen to: The Reformed Forum Podcast

Do you know about the Reformed Forum?  You should.  It’s great. It’s a podcast done by some really good guys affiliated with Westminster Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA).  Here’s the brief description: Reformed Forum is a reformed theology media network, which seeks to serve the church by providing content dedicated to [Read More...]

Things You Should Go To: The 9Marks Weekender

I don’t know if you’ve heard about these, but if you’re interested in entering a full-blown “church lab,” a program that will allow you to savor God’s work to reform one local church–Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C.–then you need to sign up for May’s 9Marks Weekender. It’s being held from May 17-21, [Read More...]

What a Young Husband Ought to Know

Interesting post from First Things on an old book about what young husbands should know (What a Young Husband Ought to Know (1897, link has free ebook thanks to Scott Lamb) by Lutheran pastor Sylvanus Stall).  Here’s a bit of nineteenth-century wisdom for young men, filtered through Russell Saltzman’s commentary: This is where I start [Read More...]


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