What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell (2013)

I am a disturbed man.  I am disturbed because people compromise the truth.  I am disturbed because people marginalize the truth and swerve away from biblical reality.  I am disturbed because a great communicator with a bright mind and a love for people continues down a rocky path.  On Tuesday, March 12, Rob Bell unveiledContinue reading “What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell (2013)”

THE GOSPEL FOR MUSLIMS – Thabiti Anyabwile (2010)

The Gospel for Muslims is another winner by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This short but powerful work shatters the assumption that Muslims are impossible to reach for Christ.  A former Muslim himself,  Anyabwile demonstrates that loving and faithful proclamation have and will continue to reap benefits among our Muslim friends.  For the gospel “is the powerContinue reading “THE GOSPEL FOR MUSLIMS – Thabiti Anyabwile (2010)”

THE FIVE DISFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM – Patrick Lencioni (2002)

It has been rightly said that there is no “I” in team.  Patrick Lencioni reminds leaders that teamwork is indispensible to successful organizations.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team provides readers with a practical model for building an effective team. Much of the book is a fictional account of a newly appointed CEO and chroniclesContinue reading “THE FIVE DISFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM – Patrick Lencioni (2002)”


John Piper preached on Wednesday evening.  His influence in my life is impossible to measure.  I’ll never forget the first time I read Desiring God almost twenty years ago.  His Christ-saturated approach to God’s Word began to slowly reshape my pursuit of and passion for God. The primary question that Dr. Piper’s message addresses is:Continue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


Thabiti Anyabwile stepped up to the plate on Wednesday at Together for the Gospel.  Thabiti’s life and message prove that God is in the business of drawing Muslims to himself!  This converted Muslim delivered a powerful message that addressed the ever-popular evangelical manta that calls Christ-followers to engage the culture. Thabiti was clear from theContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


Dr. Al Mohler concluded the first night of Together for the Gospel by unpacking eight trajectories that have contributed to an adjusted gospel. 1. The Modern Trajectory is the liberal worldview that embraces naturalism and includes the Bultmann’s project and the so-called Quest for the Historical Jesus. 2. The Post-Modern Trajectory includes the denial ofContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”


This week, I am in Louisville, Kentucky for T4G – Together for the Gospel.  7,000 men are gathered to reaffirm the biblical gospel, celebrate the truth of the gospel, and to worship the God of the gospel. Mark Dever kicked the conference off by warning, “You can lose the gospel by no proclaiming it clearlyContinue reading “TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL 2010”

THE SHEPHERD LEADER: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church – Timothy Z. Witmer (2010)

Timothy Witmer sets high standards for biblical leaders in his book, The Shepherd Leader.  Witmer’s work is a clarion call to all elders who strive to shepherd to flock of God to the glory of God.  Indeed, it is a breath of fresh air in culture that tends to ignore biblical qualifications for elders, notContinue reading “THE SHEPHERD LEADER: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church – Timothy Z. Witmer (2010)”