Archive for September, 2006

Depressed? Read this.

to.jpgKen Fields, a great blogger and Illinois pastor, penned an excellent article this morning about the Terrell Owens overdose and the larger issues that cause people to get to that level of despondency.  Oh…by the way, he also offers hope!

Read here.

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SharperIron Posting

logo_bottom.jpg“Once I Was Blind: The Perspicuity of Scripture” was posted this morning over at SharperIron. It was written because of my concern about modern-day misinterpretation of the Bible, especially by evangelicals and emergents. I hope you get a chance to read it and give me your feedback.

The article can be found here: http://www.sharperiron.org/2006/09/25/once-i-was-blind

The discussion thread can be found here: http://www.sharperiron.org/showthread.php?t=3429

An Act of Grace by Pastor Josh Larsen

mntnbk.gifMy friend and coworker, Josh Larsen, had his bike stolen from his garage last night.  He took the time to write the following meditation and present it to our young people in school chapel today as an illustration of how to respond biblically to trials, however insignificant they may seem.  I thought my readers might be encouraged and inspired through the thoughts. Continue reading

It’s almost over.

pray.jpgTen months ago, a dear family very close to me underwent criminal accusation and was attacked even on issues with home schooling and discipline within the family. There has been no substantiation of any claims and no evidence presented to validate the charges. The family is involved in Christian ministry outside the United States. Well, after ten months, the criminal trial is finally coming to an end today. I would greatly appreciate the prayer and fasting of Christian brothers and sisters specifically today for God to be glorified through the trial and that the truth will become very clear. Pray for strength and peace for the family members involved. The judge could render a verdict today.  Please pray!!

An Opportunity to Do Good

chloejanemurschell1.jpgClick here to read about a beautiful little Korean girl named Chloe who has the opportunity to belong to a Christian home here in the United States.  The family has been in the adoption process for months and now is in danger of losing her, due to unexpected financial constraint.  God’s people have given generously to this cause but more is needed before the deadline this Friday.  Would you consider helping this dear family?

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Come Travel with Red Rocks!

athens.gifJoin Pastors Les Heinze and Brian McCrorie for a 13-day tour of Italy, Greece and the Greek Isles in the Spring of 2007. Scheduled stops include: Continue reading

How to Weaken Pride and Cultivate Humility

This is probably NOT the best time to promote my new book, Humility and How I Achieved It.  Seriously, humility is a constant struggle for those in leadership, yet an indispensable quality of true cross-bearers.  The following selection was immediately practical to me and I hope many of you can benefit from it as well.  By the way, read the book too! Continue reading