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Great Expectations . . . The Musical

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

A couple of days ago I saw Great Expectations: The Musical. It was performed at the Boerne Community Theatre by the Teen Troupe. Now I might have seen this musical simply because Great Expectations is one of my favorite novels, but I was significantly motivated by the fact that my son, Nathan, has a major […]

Scot McKnight on Laity Lodge

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

My last couple of posts focused on Scot McKnight in light of his recent visit to Laity Lodge. Today I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Scot blogged on Laity Lodge.
I want to highlight his post, not only because he liked Laity Lodge, but also because of what he said about it. I can blog […]

Scot McKnight: The Blue Parakeet

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Yesterday I described Scot McKnight’s recent visit to Laity Lodge. Today I want put up a brief review of his latest book, The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (Zondervan, 2008).
Initially, the most striking thing about The Blue Parakeet is it’s bright yellow color and odd title. What, one must wonder, does […]

Scot McKnight at Laity Lodge

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Part 1 of series: Sharing Laity Lodge: 2009
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This past weekend we were pleased to host Scot McKnight at Laity Lodge. Many of my readers will be familiar with Scot because he is, among other things, a prolific and influential blogger. Jesus Creed, Scot’s blog, is one of […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Finally, I Confessed
READ Psalm 32:1-11
 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the LORD.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Psalm 32:5
Psalm 32 expresses David’s joy in experiencing the freedom of God’s forgiveness. But, for a while, David […]

Another Reason I Love Spring

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

My daughter and my dog enjoying a spring afternoon . . .

Opposing Views: An Intriguing New Website

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I’ve recently become aware of a new website called Opposing Views. The headline of this site identifies it as in Beta mode, so I assume it’s very much a work in progress.
The main point of Opposing Views is . . . to present opposing views on a variety of contemporary issues, including: gun laws, condom […]

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 […]

Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian, Part 3

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Today I’m finishing my review the book Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian. As I did yesterday, I will quote portions of the book and then add my comments.
“God’s ultimate purpose for Christians is not to bring them out of this world and into heaven, but to use them to bring heaven into this world. As we […]

Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian, Part 2

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Today I’m continuing the review I began yesterday of the book Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian. My plan is to quote portions of the book and then add my comments. This way you’ll hear Tullian’s own voice as well as mine.
“The point I want to drive home in this book is that Christians make a difference […]

Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Today I’m participating in the “blog tour” for Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different, by Tullian Tchividjian. First, I’d like to introduce the author.
I had not heard of Tullian Tchividjian until March 19, 2009.  On that day I noticed a USA Today story with an intriguing headline: “Billy Graham’s Grandson to […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The Roller Coaster of Genuine Faith
READ Psalm 30:1-12
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.
Psalm 30:11
My children like to ride roller coasters. So, as a dutiful father, I often join them. I actually enjoy some roller coasters, the ones that are relatively […]

When in Tulsa . . .

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Recently I was out and about in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I visited this fine city for the first time in order to preach in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa and give a luncheon lecture. I was most impressed by this church. The people I met were friendly. Their facility is vast and […]

I Love Spring!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

My mother and my dog enjoy a spring afternoon in Texas . . . .

A Redbud tree blooming at Laity Lodge . . . .

Thank you, Lord, for springtime!

Check Out The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

When I was asked to participate in the blog tour for Skye Jethani’s new book, The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity, I had mixed feelings. I do think it’s essential for Christians (including me) to discover a faith beyond consumer Christianity. So I was inclined to recognize the value in Jethani’s book. […]
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