Monthly Archives: March 2012

Free book on Praying for the Persecuted Church

I just started reading a book on the persecuted church today and it turns out it is also a prayer devotional for praying for the most closed countries in the world.  You can get a free pdf of the book … Continue reading

Posted in prayer

Jesus the Lord of Creation (Matt 8:23-27)

Who is Jesus?  We have been exploring various answers to that Question over the past few weeks, and today will be no different, except that today the question is clearly asked by the disciples, What kind of man is this?  … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew, Sermons

Big Prayers

You can find the original article here: Big Prayers. This is a great post on praying wide, all encompassing prayers.  Take a few moments to consider your prayer life and the breadth and width of the kinds of prayers you pray. … Continue reading

Posted in prayer

To know thyself, one must know God (Institutes I.1.2)

“To know thyself, one must know God.” I believe John Calvin could have easily said such a statement for his opening words in the Institutes of the Christian Religion echo such sentiments.  Let’s take one such phrase as our jumping … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin's Institutes, spiritual formation, theological

Can Christianity promote the Homosexual Lifestyle?

There are many who would like to believe that the Church of Jesus Christ, the pillar and foundation of faith (1Tim 3:15) should promote the homosexual and lesbian lifestyle.  One of my favorite bloggers has written seven great posts denying … Continue reading

Posted in culture, theological

God gives gifts to men (Exodus 35:30-36:7)

It has been a few weeks since I was able to make an entry related to Jesus in Exodus.  I hope to get back on a more dependable schedule now, and finish the final few chapters of Exodus.  Today we … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus, Where's Jesus

Bellingham Crime Information

Ever been curious about the kinds of crimes that happen within  a 1/4 of a mile of your home?  How bout a 1/2 mile?  Or even up to 2 miles.  Now you can view that information on this Bellingham Crime … Continue reading

Posted in culture, family

Jesus, our Brother (Matthew 12:46-50)

Family is a loaded word, pregnant with meaning, ideas, images, hopes and regrets.  One of my favorite pictures of family comes from the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Who has seen it?  It is a hilarious, romantic comedy from … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew, Sermons

Gospel: Proclamation or works?

Many in our world are increasingly arguing that the good news is both works and proclamation.  I, myself, have even argued such things, however there has been a growing uneasiness in my soul over this expansion of the gospel.  Maybe, … Continue reading

Posted in evangelism, theological