Sanity and the Preaching Calendar

When I first started interviewing with Discovery about being the preaching pastor, I felt this nagging concern that I would never be able to preach every week.  I’d simply run out of ideas or worse yet, I’d stand in front of the congregation one Sunday...
Mentors You’ve Not Yet Met

Mentors You’ve Not Yet Met

Everybody has them.  Folks who have influenced you from a distance.  Here are some of mine: 1) Eugene Peterson.  A Pastor/Scholar who writes for Pastor/er….hack scholars like me.  I love Dr Peterson because he is old school, counter cultural and a poet trapped...

John Stott, R.I.P.

John Stott passed away this morning at the age of 90.  He has been described as the most influential Christian than Christians have never heard of.  He was a hero to many local church pastors, one of the finest Bible expositors in the world and a beloved friend to...

A Bit-o-Monday Keller

A good reminder fresh off Easter Sunday attendance: From Prodigal God, “Jesus’ teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind...

Easter Sunday and David Foster Wallace

the late David Foster Wallace is one of the most celebrated literary minds of our generation. He wrote, “…Not that that mystical stuff is necessarily true. The only thing that’s capital-T True is that you get to decide how you’re gonna try to see it.  This, I submit,...