(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
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
Family devotions (or sometimes called Family Worship) is a daunting task for husbands and fathers. If we are honest, few things conjure up dread in most men than the idea of leading family worship. Sure, some men naturally lead well and enjoy their role in leading family worship, but if you are like me, the … Continue reading The hard job of being a husband and/or father.
I’m currently reading Andrew Peterson’s new book, Adorning the Dark. It is a fascinating inside look into his songwriting process and the journey he has been on the past couple of decades. I have been amazed at how much I am relating to his songwriting process. I’m amazed because if you know me at all, you … Continue reading Clapping in church…or at least nodding your head (and dozing does not count).
My father bought a small 14’ aluminum fishing boat when I was a boy. I remember it had a 20-horse outboard motor on it so it could move pretty fast on the calm waters of Lake St. Clair in Michigan. I loved sitting in the bow when dad would crank up the throttle and feel … Continue reading Rowing Alone
My wife and I listened to a sermon yesterday about Sabbath rest. Here is the link to the sermon if you are interested in listening to it as well. I highly recommend it. If you do listen to it, you will find helpful reminders about what Sabbath is, why we need it, and how to … Continue reading Sabbath Rest
I’ve had plenty of people say that to me in the course of a conversation. When that happens, I (sometimes successfully) try to suppress the urge to interrupt them and say, “Ah, but you are a theologian!” Theology is simply the attempt to understand what God has revealed about Himself. It is the study of … Continue reading “I’m no theologian…”
I grew up attending a church that used the AWANA children’s ministry. I was in the first Cubbie class (3 to 5 yr olds) at my church and continued in the program all the way through the 7th grade, earning just about every award along the way. The patches, ribbons, and trophies I earned then … Continue reading Bible Memory
This last part of the Leaders are Readers series. If we are to become better readers, we have to keep the benefits of reading in mind. There are many possible benefits to reading, but I will limit this post to four: 1. Increased knowledge is the most apparent benefit of reading knowledge. The more we … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.4
This is part three of a four-part series on reading. Click here for part one and here for part two. Helpful hint #3 to become a better reader: Eat that elephant! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The same is true with reading. You don’t have to devote extended amounts … Continue reading Leaders are Readers – pt.3