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Breaking My Snow Castle

One thing that defined this year’s long Indiana winter for our family was a snow castle I built for my son.  For a Southern California kid, this was an architectural …

Asking The Good Father

I was having coffee, several years ago, with my undergraduate philosophy professor.  I don’t remember the context entirely, but he was describing some aspects of the nature of God.He said, …

Renovare National Conference

The Renovare National Conference is coming up this April, and I am excited to be one of the plenary speakers. It is going to be a fantastic conference so please …
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It’s Not You, It’s Everybody

Let me start by saying, this post is not about you. If you know me and my family, this post is not about you. If you have interacted with my son …

Teaching Faith, Learning Faith

My wife and I were sitting on the couch while our son was playing.  He was narrating a little, as he sometimes does while he plays.  He said something out …
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Teaching Grace, Learning Grace

I am currently reading Give Them Grace. It’s about parenting to lead your children to holiness, rather than goodness. My cousin’s husband, who is also a pastor, gave it to …

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Self: Deception and Discipline

I’ve read Gregg Ten Elshof’s book I Told Me So, three or four times. Whenever I read it I find that it’s a blessing and a curse. I’m blessed to find …

Meditation ‘From the Cross’

As a a pastor I regularly interact with people in desperate situations, even now I agonize over a homeless family with two small children who have no where to go. …
 
Formed for the Glory of God:Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics:A Guide for Evangelicals
Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers and other traditions. The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics.