Death By Living – N.D. Wilson

Grasshoppers, swings, dirt, traffic jams, puppy dogs, and blue skies. N.D. Wilson appears to be captivated by everyday objects and everyday situations. He appears to be captivated by life. Living life is what his new book is meant to convey – really living life. But living also means dying.  So the author wordsmiths his wayContinue reading “Death By Living – N.D. Wilson”

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering – Timothy Keller

I have yet to meet a person who enjoys pain and suffering.  Yet suffering is a part of the warp and woof of life.  It is not a part of God’s original intent for creation.  Since Adam’s first sin, pain and suffering have been an abnormal part of the cosmos.  Suffering is an unwelcome guest […]

Rejoice in God!

Open the morning newspaper. Watch the evening news. Pay careful attention to the culture that surrounds us. You will be prompted to protest. You will be cajoled to complain. You will feel the steady pull of pundits who invite you to join their campaign. Emotions will range from fear to frustration. Anger dominates much ofContinue reading “Rejoice in God!”

The Indispensable Need for Unity: Part 5

For several days now, we have been discussing unity.  We have argued that there is an indispensable need for unity, especially in the local church.  Thus far, we have seen: The Definition of Unity The Defining Marks of Unity The Deterrents to Unity The Devil’s Hatred of Unity The previous discussion uncovered an important principle […]

The Indispensable Need for Unity: Part 4

The Devil’s Hatred of Unity Make no mistake.  The devil despises unity.  He will do whatever it takes to divide family and friends.  He will pull out all the stops to divide a church or ministry.   And he will work tirelessly in order to divide a country.  One of the things that Satan hates […]

The Indispensable Need for Unity: Part 3

Over the last few days, we have defined unity and discovered some critical marks of biblical unity.  Today, let us mark out the deterrents to unity; roadblocks that prevent God’s best in the local church. The Deterrents to Unity 1. Marriages that are Divided The first division that occurred in marriage took place in the garden […]

The Indispensable Need for Unity: Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the indispensable need for unity by defining unity – “the state of being one or united.”  Unity points to harmony.  We noted three biblical examples of unity that surface in the New Testament.  Today, notice the defining marks of unity. The Defining Marks of Unity 1. Unity is a gift Specifically, unity […]

The Indispensable Need For Unity: Part 1

I’ll never forget the time I bumped into a pastor at the store one day.  We served together for some time in ministry and enjoyed a good friendship and working relationship.  I asked, “How have you been?”  He proceeded to tell me about the church he was serving at and how one of the members had leveled […]

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering – Timothy Keller

I have yet to meet a person who enjoys pain and suffering.  Yet suffering is a part of the warp and woof of life.  It is not a part of God’s original intent for creation.  Since Adam’s first sin, pain and suffering have been an abnormal part of the cosmos.  Suffering is an unwelcome guest […]

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)

Over the past twenty-five years, I have read books on prayer by the Puritans and Reformers, the Quakers and the contemplative writers, the Desert Fathers, and even some living authors who think they have something unique to contribute to the discussion. Timothy Keller’s newest work, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God is quite frankly the […]