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My friend Phil recently sent me an email featuring the “Cowboy’s Ten Commandments.” He said these were posted in the Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas. Curious, I did a little digging around the Internet. Sure enough, there is a […]

In the last two weeks I’ve read three provocative pieces on the future of Christianity in general, and evangelical Christianity in particular. Two are books, one is an article. All three share certain things in common, though their visions for […]

USA Today features an article today that contains bad news for churches. “‘Forget pizza parties,’ teens tell churches“ builds upon research done by the Barna Group. In summary: Only about one in four teens now participate in church youth groups, […]

I learned today that John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church, prolific author, and one of our nation’s most influential Christian leaders, is taking an eight-month leave from his work as a pastor, writer, and speaker. […]

The Evangelical Portal of the Patheos website is featuring a new conversation called the Cross Investigations Group. Here’s how Patheos describes this endeavor: The Cross Investigations series encourages pastors, professors, authors, and bloggers to explore questions of import to the […]

I’ll never forget the first memorial service I ever performed as a pastor. It was for a grandmother of one of my college students at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. I did not know this woman, but was the only pastor her […]

Recently I had the privilege of preaching at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. It’s always an encouragement for me to experience a vibrant, Christ-centered, mission-oriented church. Thus I felt invogorated to be part of this church for a […]

Part 21 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I began this series by looking at the sad situation that motivated John to write his first letter. Poor theology plus unloving […]

Part 11 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series I began to examine several common ideas of the Christian life and their relationship to […]

Part 10 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far in this series, I have been exploring the idea that the Christian life is, essentially, intimate fellowship with God and […]

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