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Another Way of Doing Business

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I was in Seattle this week for meetings at Seattle Pacific University. Several of us who are associated with Laity Lodge got together with SPU faculty from various disciplines: business, economics, organizational psychology, theology, brain science, and marriage and family. We discussed our common vision for the integration of theology, psychology, and business, especially with […]

Vintage 21 Hosts Advance: Resurgence of the Local Church

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

I’ve been asked by the folks at Vintage 21, a church in Raleigh, North Carolina, to put in a good word for their upcoming conference: Advance: Resurgence of the Local Church. Here’s their vision for the conference:
Christ promises to build the Church, and that no force will prevail against it. Yet, the local church has […]

Congratulations to the ESV Study Bible

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Last night I attended the 2009 Christian Book Awards in Dallas, Texas. The awards are given by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association in several categories: Bibles, Children & Youth, Christian Life, Bible Reference & Study, Inspiration & Gift, Fiction, and Book of the Year. The awards ceremony is not unlike others of its genre, but […]

“God Only” - A Great Piece on Lenten Spirituality

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Mark Galli, the senior managing editor of Christianity Today, has written an outstanding piece on Lenten spirituality. It’s called: “God Only.” Galli’s insights speak incisively to some of the trends in contemporary Christianity. But they also touched me personally. I highly recommend that you read “God Only.”
Thanks, Mark, for this excellent column.

A Lenten photo: The […]

Recommending Another Outstanding Album

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Today I want to recommend another outstanding album. This one is for children (or children at heart), and it’s a real winner.
First, a little background. If you’re a Christian parent with children under 12, or if you work with children in a ministry, you know how hard it is to find great music for kids. […]

Recommending an Outstanding Worship Album

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

One of the many things I loved about Irvine Presbyterian Church was the diversity of our worship. Two of our Sunday morning services featured a wonderful choir with music in a more traditional vein, as well as more contemporary praise music. Our Sunday evening Evensong service included traditional anthems and selections from the Book of […]

A Fantastic Hike

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Though I’m still on vacation, I just returned to civilization from several days camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. One of the highlights of this trip was a fantastic hike to Dinkey Lakes. It was the first time I’ve done this hike, which has entered my “top five all-time hikes” list. Others on […]

A Miraculous Cure for Bug Bite Itching?

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

First of all, let me be clear that I am not a doctor. (Well, okay, I have a Ph.D. But I’m not a medical doctor.) One should never take my medical advice too seriously.
Second, let me add that I’m generally very suspicious of “home remedies” for bodily ills, especially when they’re found on the Internet. […]

A Couple of Good Leads: Lapinator and

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

As most of my readers know, I don’t accept advertising on this website. But, upon occasion, I do point my readers to products or services that I have found helpful. Today I want to highlight Lapinator and
Every now and then I actually want to use my laptop computer on my lap. The problem is […]

Recommending Iron Man

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’ll get back to my series on preaching tomorrow. But I wanted to recommend a movie today. Yesterday, my son and I, along with a couple of friends, went to see the film Iron Man. I’m happy to report that this is a delightful film. It has quite a few intense moments, along with considerable […]

A Fascinating Interview

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Marcus Goodyear, one of my friends and colleagues who works for The High Calling of Our Daily Work, (he’s also a fine blogger!) has completed a two-part interview with Micheal Flaherty, the president of Walden Media. (Note: Micheal is the right spelling.) This company is best known for producing (along with Disney) The Chronicles of […]

Excellent Discussion on the Problem of Suffering

Thursday, April 24th, 2008 is hosting a fine “blogalogue” between Bart Ehrman and N. T. Wright on the problem of suffering. Ehrman, as you may know, has published the most recent installment in his series that might be called: “A Popular Scholar’s Attempt to Get People to Stop Being Christians.” This book is: God’s Problem: How the Bible […]

Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Last week I spoke at a Presbyterian pastors conference at Mt. Hermon. This conference center, the oldest Christian camp in the western United States, lies in the sylvan woods of the Santa Cruz mountains. It’s setting among the redwoods is one of the prettiest for a conference center. I thought I’d put up a picture […]

MUST-READ: “The 8 Marks of a Robust Gospel,” by Scot McKnight

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Scot McKnight, a New Testament scholar, popular author, and outstanding blogger, has just published a must-read article in Christianity Today. It’s called “The 8 Marks of a Robust Gospel,” and is part of The Christian Vision Project. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a more concise and powerful explanation of what the good […]

Excellent Interview with Francis Collins

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

My friend and colleague, Marcus Goodyear, has recently posted an excellent interview of Francis Collins on The High If you’re not familiar with Collins, he’s one of the world’s leading scientists and also an articulate Christian. Just to entice you, here are three excerpts:
But in the scientific community, there’s a kind of taboo about […]
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