Revival, above everything else, is a glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ, the...– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones ——————————- via Christ is Deeper Still
The recognition of complicity is the beginning of innocence. The recognition of...– From Robert Penn Warren’s Brother To Dragons ————————————————— via Mockingbird
PASTORS— LEAD YOUR COMMUNITIES TO DO THE MAIN THING VERY WELL, AND ASSESS WHETHER THE REST IS REALLY NECESSARY… ”...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...”
Nobody bothered to tell me that May is a pretty bad time of year to start trail running in Richmond. It’s not that May is all that bad— far from it, the weather is often perfect. The problem with starting in May is that there’s hardly any time to get in shape before June, July, and August come around, and running the trails along the James River in those months is pretty rough....
SUNDAY SERVICES AREN'T ENOUGH
Below is an excerpt from Jonathan Dodson’s forthcoming book: City Groups: Gospel-centered Missional Community. _____________________________ In Austin City Life, we like to say that City Groups are where the church is the church to one another and to the city. This kind of “church” is rare. Unfortunately, much of American ecclesiology has devolved into an inflexible structure that...
CHRIST OF THE FOLDED NAPKIN
Read this great reflection from Russell Moore’s blog… ______________________________________ My friend and fellow Touchstone senior editor Patrick Henry Reardon wrote something that prompted me to shut down my computer and pray. In his “Pastoral Ponderings” email, Reardon notes the Apostle John’s mention in his resurrection account that the kerchief which had been on Jesus’ face “not...
READ THE OLD TESTAMENT!
“In the midst of the many intrinsically fascinating reasons why Old Testament study is so rewarding, the most exciting to me is the way it never fails to add new depths to my understanding of Jesus. I find myself aware that in reading the Hebrew scriptures I am handling something that gives me a closer common link with Jesus than any archaeological artefact could do. For these are the words He...
A PICTURE OF GRACE
At a boarding school for troubled teens in upstate NY, something terrible happened. Someone defecated in a trash can, and then smeared the contents all over the walls of one of the living rooms. An assembly was called, and the headmaster, after voicing how upset he was about the incident, told the group that they were now going to sit there and wait for a confession. They sat for a long fifteen...
The message of the cross is going to sound like nonsense to the people around...– Greg Gilbert, What is the Gospel? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 110. (via germerian)