Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them,...
Shalom

Shalom

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. As we begin to prepare our hearts for Advent, a season of anticipating the Messiah, it might be hard...
Follow Me: Part 3

Follow Me: Part 3

Mark 1:40-45 NRSV A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!”  Immediately the leprosy left him, and...
Massive Book Sale

Massive Book Sale

Pardon me for posting this here. I’m currently selling a bunch of books that I have doubles of as I have moved to using more electronic versions (kindle and Logos). I am selling the following list of books: Philip Schaff – History of the Christian Church (8...
#VineyardGlobalFamily Recap (Day 1)

#VineyardGlobalFamily Recap (Day 1)

Eleanor Mumford. Just… Eleanor Mumford. The first day of the #VineyardGlobalFamily conference was epic. In addition to seeing a ton of some of my favorite people in the world, I got to finally meet a ton of people that I’ve only known via Facebook or...

Pray without Ceasing

I Thessalonians 4:12-22 12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren,...
What is Fundamentalism?

What is Fundamentalism?

So my son is ten right now. I am going to be coaching his little league baseball team. That means i will be teaching a lot of little kids the fundamentals of baseball. I always tell my son “practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect”....
A Song For Martin Luther King Day

A Song For Martin Luther King Day

Here is one of my favorite old hymns. Written by an ex slave trader John Newton. I asked the Lord that I might grow In faith, and love, and every grace; Might more of His salvation know, And seek, more earnestly, His face. ‘Twas He who taught me thus to pray, And He,...
Three common misunderstandings of human depravity.

Three common misunderstandings of human depravity.

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity) As a pastor I hear a lot of discussion about what’s wrong with this or that. I also hear many solutions being confidently made political and otherwise in light of...
ThinkTheology.org’s Blogging Plans for 2015

ThinkTheology.org’s Blogging Plans for 2015

This past year has been exciting for ThinkTheology.org and our merry band of contributors. We’ve had several of our posts go “vial” and our readership has grown by literally thousands of people. We’re thankful that many have found our posts...
ThinkTheology Top 10 Posts for 2014

ThinkTheology Top 10 Posts for 2014

Okay friends, here they are! The top-ten most read posts on ThinkTheology.org for 2014 in reverse order… #10 – Getting Left Behind? — According to Matthew & Luke, it’s preferred to being taken! – By Kenny Burchard Written to challenge some of the...

Remembering My Dad and the Spirit of Adoption

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15  (NIV) This will be a very personal post with some...

Interview with Kevin Scott…

A few months ago I posted a review of Kevin Scott’s absolutely fantastic book ReCreatable (review here). Kevin was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and I want to again encourage you to pick up his book! It’s excellent....