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My “Converse with Scholars” Conversation about the Gospels is Now Available

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Last night I was involved in an interview/online discussion at “Converse with Scholars.” Our conversation focused on the question of the reliability of the Gospels. The 90-minute recording is now available for listening or download.

I Did “Converse with Scholars” Tonight

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Yes, right in the middle of the Cowboys and Packers football game! We did have about 60 people in the conversation. In a couple of days you can download the whole session, which lasted about 90 minutes. For now, let me encourage you to check out the “Converse with Scholars” website. Lots of fantastic material […]

I’m On “Converse with Scholars” Tonight

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I’m honored to be a guest on “Converse with Scholars” tonight at 10:00 EST (so 9:00 p.m. CST; 8:00 p.m. MST; and 7:00 p.m. PST). This is an online, live discussion, with audio and interaction. To listen to the conversation or to participate, check out the details from the “Converse with Scholars” website. While you’re […]

Speaking of Musicians After God’s Own Heart . . . Let Me Introduce Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning, and Gwen Franz

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Part 8 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge
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In my last post I wrote about meeting Brian Moss, a musician “after God’s own heart.” Earlier this week at Laity Lodge I added three more musicians to my list of talented artists who seek God’s glory in all they […]

A Musician After God’s Own Heart

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Part 7 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge
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A few weeks ago I got to know Brian Moss, “a musician after God’s own heart.” As you may know, this description was first used of David in the Old Testament. […]

Mark Toone and Grappling with God

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Part 6 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge
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A few weeks ago Mark Toone spoke at Laity Lodge for a men’s retreat from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Mark is the Senior Pastor of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor, Washington. His creative and challenges message at […]

Sunday Inspiration from Pray the Gospels

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.
Mark 9:2-3
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Lord Jesus, in this astounding […]

You Know You’re in Texas When . . .

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

. . . you find out that Jesus has His own dry cleaning and laundry service!

Wholehearted Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Praise the LORD!
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
the LORD is gracious and […]

Thanksgiving Inspiration from Pray the Gospels

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return […]

How Can I Be Thankful When . . . ?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The Bible instructs us to be consistently thankful. In writing to the Thessalonian Christians, the Apostle Paul said, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess 5:18). This sounds nice enough, until you find yourself in difficult, even painful circumstances. Then inspired biblical truth […]

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history during the week prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is a brief history of Thanksgiving.
A couple of years ago I asked my six-year-old nephew, “On Thanksgiving, to whom do we say thank you?” He quickly responded, “To […]

Guest Blogger: The Gospel Traditions: Melt in your mouth?

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Dr. James Arlandson continues his series on the Gospels, this time focusing on the oral traditions behind the writing of the Gospels. As usual, this is a substantive post with lots of information and lots of links. Thanks, Jim, for this excellent post!

Greg Ogden at Laity Lodge

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Part 5 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge
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This past weekend Greg Ogden spoke at Laity Lodge, at a retreat for Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church of Austin, Texas. Greg is currently the Executive Pastor of Discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Illinois. Before going to Christ Church, Greg […]

Inspiration from the Pray the Gospels

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”
Matthew 7:12
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There it is, Lord, the famed Golden Rule, that which is so often quoted, referred to, and named. This is, perhaps more than anything else, the teaching […]
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