While I was in India, I had the privilege of sitting down with a dear friend who pastors a key local church in northern India. I got to ask him questions about some of the joys and some of the challenges of ministry in that great land. Here is our brief discussion. Transcript Tim: What […]
There are some Kindle deals today that are worth taking a look at. (Yesterday on the blog: The Duties Required by the Ninth Commandment in a Social Media World) Hospitality Doesn’t Have to Be a Burden “I want to encourage you to let go of the heavy expectations that you think are placed on you
Mark and Sarah Tillman are worship leaders and singer/songwriters pursuing the heart of the Lord together as a couple, with their 2 young children, Echo and Nova. With the heart of pastors, they have an immense passion for creativity and community co-existing in the tension between heaven and
Posted: September 27, 2018, 12:00 AM | Category: General Artist Tags: SkilletSource: Staff Reports NL John Cooper and Seth Morrison, members of the critically acclaimed rock band Skillet, announced on September 19th that they would be starting a heavy metal band called Fight the Fury.
You must be familiar with the ninth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” On a surface level it’s simple enough: Don’t tell lies about other people. But Christians have traditionally understood it to entail far more than this. With the rise of modern
At a recent Ask Me Anything event in India, I was asked if I felt Christians often disconnected their entertainment choices from their faith, especially in the area of watching Hollywood and Bollywood films. Here is my response. Transcript Do you think that Christians often disconnect their
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album Supernatural, DC Talk has released video of the full show from their Supernatural Experience Tour! To view the entire May 7, 1999 Auburn Hills, MI, concert for the first time ever, go to dctalk.com/supernatural or click below. After that
This sponsored post is adapted from volume 12 (Hebrews–Revelation) of the brand-new ESV Expository Commentary—a series designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of
Of all that is unique about the Christian faith, this aspect stands apart: Its leaders are not called to their positions because of rare skill, raw talent, or overwhelming desire. They are not qualified by the charismatic personality, the ability to draw a crowd, or skilled rhetoric. Rather,
As I continue my year of so much travel, and as 2018 begins to draw to a close, I find myself pondering themes. What are some of the themes I have seen or experienced as I’ve traveled 16 countries across 5 continents? What are some of the common elements I can identify? I’ll have much […]
Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list of deals on some new books, some older ones, and a very good study Bible. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Ordain a Pastor) What’s the Main Concern for Christian Parents When It Comes to Gender? “In teaching classes and seminars, I have noticed that
One of the solemn-but-joyful events in the life of a church is the ordination of a pastor (or elder, if you prefer). This is a rare event compared to many others, so is a time of special celebration. We have recently been able to enjoy it in our own church and in one of our […]
To this point we have been thrilled with my son’s freshman experience at Boyce College. If you have children gearing up for college, you may want to consider attending the upcoming Preview Day, since that is what convinced us (and him) it was a place he could thrive. Use the code PREVIEW18 to
Influence Music’s Michael Ketterer began his journey on the 13th season of America’s Got Talent with a shower of confetti unleashed by Simon Cowell’s push of the golden buzzer. This week, in the season’s live finale, Ketterer finished the competition with fifth place.
Much to the excitement of fans, today Switchfoot announced that they are officially ending their hiatus. Through a series of social media teaser posts over the past few days and a video first unveiled to their email list today, it seems that the band is gearing up for their 11th studio album.
Nine months into my round-the-world EPIC journey, I finally visited India where I was able to spend a day at Dohnavur Fellowship, the incredible organization founded by Amy Carmichael. Here is a little bit of what I saw and experienced. This video was sponsored by Zondervan, and they would like
There are, once again, a few different Kindle deals to check out. It has been a pretty good week! (Yesterday on the blog: The Joys (and the Limitations) of Male-Female Friendships) If We Lose the Meaning of “Justice,” We Lose the Gospel I really appreciate Amy’s careful distinction between
Newton’s third law tells us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Though this law pertains to physics, it seems equally true in the realm of ideas. Recently, a renewed emphasis on the value of the Billy Graham/Mike Pence Rule as a means of protecting sexual fidelity has
It’s that time again. I get a lot (a lot!) of books in the mail. I don’t have time to review them all, but once in a while I like to let you know about some that may be of particular interest to you. Here they are. These are the books I introduce: Transcript As […]
This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Robert Wolgemuth the author of Lies Men Believe. Very late at night and into the morning, over runny cheese omelets and cold toast at an all-night diner with my friend, we had one of those conversations I was sure I would