One of the best ways to remember Christmas's true meaning is to thoughtfully and methodically meditate on Christmas over several weeks leading up to the actual day of Christmas. To help you do that, I recommend several Advent resources you can read on your own or with your family. For those of you who are … Continue reading Preparing for Christmas
(I also write for the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches' blog. This post was first posted there and I thought I would share it here as well). I recently read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. It is a short book that explores the importance of the Christian community. As with almost any book that I read, … Continue reading Life Together
According to the famous saying, a failure to plan is a plan to fail. I don’t know that the saying is applicable in all situations, but in many, it is true. I have found it to be right in the area of Bible reading. When I have a plan and try to stick with it, … Continue reading What is your plan?
I recently read an article, Pastors and Social Media by Jonathan Leeman that I found helpful. Leeman's target audience is pastors, but the application is undoubtedly beyond those who are pastors. I will summarize it in this post, but I encourage you to read the entire article for yourself. Leeman begins by discussing five unique dynamics of … Continue reading Using Social Media
(Once again, Michael Porto brings the content of this post) As we saw last time, it is so important that we not only eat the word, but that we also digest it so that we profit from it. We want to be doing so because the care we provide to others needs to be gospel … Continue reading Eat the Word #4
(This week's post comes again from Michael Porto) At two times in the story of the Bible, both in books that employ a lot with figurative language, two men are instructed by an angelic being to eat a scroll of parchment with words on it. The first occurs in Ezekiel chapter 3. By way of … Continue reading Eat The Word #3
Today's post is from Michael Porto. Allow me to destroy some of our concepts of the 21st century devotional life. You do not have to mine incredible truths from the Word on a daily basis. You do not have to remember what you read from two weeks ago and know how it connects to what … Continue reading Rethinking Daily Devotionals
Today's post comes from Michael Porto, Ministry Assistant at MBC. You can reach Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org These days most things seem to be zapping our life away. Most of us are now all too familiar with Zoom fatigue; the sensation we get after spending time (copious amounts of time) interacting with one another via video … Continue reading God Gives Life
Prayer by John Onwuchekwa is a helpful book that I encourage you to read soon. Both leaders and non-leaders in the local church will benefit from this book. Certainly, every man will benefit from this book. It’s short (less than 150 pages), easy to read, and has just enough humor to keep you engaged. However, none … Continue reading Prayer – a book review.
MBC Man, I hope you are doing well during this COVID-19 pandemic. Life has changed for many of you, and I want you to know that I’m praying for you and am here to help if needed. I know that this situation is causing a lot of stress, grief, pain, and loss for many people. … Continue reading Never waste a good crisis.