Review: Russ Moore’s “Adopted for Life”, a Book to Change Lives

Theology is alive.  It should be felt, not merely taught.  It should reach into all areas of our lives, bringing light and health to them.  The heft of God’s teaching transforms both the way we think and the way we live. Theologians who embody this kind of approach are rare (though increasing in number, I [Read More...]

The Hard Work of New England Ministry: A Report from a Recent Conference

Some will recall that I blogged about a pastors’ conference with pastor-theologian Steven Lawson in New England in early April 2009.  Here’s a report from the organizer, Dave Ricard, the man who runs the New England Center for Expository Preaching, an internship program that brings interns to preach in a variety of New England churches [Read More...]

Two Noteworthy Events: Steven Lawson in New England and Band of Bloggers

Two excellent events to bring to your attention: 1.  If you are a pastor or interested layperson in New England, please note that next week, the New England Center for Expository Preaching is holding an expositors’ institute featuring Steven Lawson, renowned preacher and author of over a dozen books. The event goes from this coming [Read More...]

Dude, You’re Not Mark Driscoll, and Other Ways to Find a Pastoral Identity

9Marks just released its new eJournal on helping young pastors. I highly commend it to you–it looks very, very helpful. I had a thought on this topic.  It strikes me that young pastors, which I hope will one day include me, need to emulate our leaders and heroes, but only to a point.  We need [Read More...]

Real-Life Sanctification: How Much Television Should a Christian Watch?

I actually figured this one out the other day. Turns out the correct amount rounds out to about eight hours a week. Just thought that you might want to know. And with that, I bring this bad joke to a close, even as I ask this question in a serious manner: how much tv should [Read More...]

Dispatches from T4G: Day One–Band of Bloggers and Our Own Pastor-Comedian

I’m writing this at an extremely advanced hour and am nearing my crash point. However, the T4G conference has been so encouraging, so moving, that it’s hard not to be energized in body by the refreshment of spirit I’ve received. There’s much to say, but I’ll just give you a numbered list of interesting moments [Read More...]

John MacArthur in Stretchy Pants

I’ve been on the road for a few days, but I’m back, and I’m here to give you what you were previously lacking in life: a picture of Dr. John MacArthur, renowned preacher of the Word of God, in what one can only call “stretchy pants” in a post-Nacho Libre world. With this fifth promo [Read More...]


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