In the last few posts on evangelism, I have considered what evangelism is, what it isn't, and how to get the gospel right. Now it is time to do the difficult yet necessary heart-work of asking why many of us don’t evangelize while also looking to Scripture to find a remedy for these excuses. The … Continue reading Why We Don’t Evangelize
So far we've learned that spending time in Scripture must become a priority---a severe discipline---in our lives. We've also considered a few practical ways to make that happen. But we will keep ourselves from much blessing if we halt our discussion at the discipline of reading and don't talk about the discipline of meditation. The moment I mention … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 4: What is Biblical Meditation?
As I reflected on my post from Monday, I came to the conclusion that I was probably guilty of two faults: (1) Drawing a false dichotomy between blogging and evangelism and; (2) not emphasizing the goodness of Christian blogging as a ministry. Please forgive my carelessness. I will attempt to clarify these two issues in … Continue reading Blogging and Making the Most of Our Time (2): Two Important Clarifications
Time is precious. God intends (requires!) His children to plan and spend their time wisely. "Make the most of your time, for the days are evil," Paul exhorts the Ephesian church; "Help me to number my days so that I may present to you a heart of wisdom" the Psalmist pleads before God (Ephesians 5:16; … Continue reading Blogging and Making the Most of Our Time
Currently I am taking some high school guys through the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. Each Friday we gather together in my office and talk about the resolutions we had read and meditated on the week prior. We are going at a slow pace - last time we read the first six resolutions, and this week … Continue reading Don't Lose One Moment of Time
What is a day off? Well, usually, it is a day where we don't go to work. Usually, it is a day where we decide what we are going to do, rather than laboring over things that are, for the most part, obligatory. Usually a day off is a day of freedom. Or is it? … Continue reading Have a Productive Day Off