“How’s the Weather?” and The Mission of the Church

  Devotional/Reflection:  I once wrote a short story for a creative writing class about a guy at a bus stop. He talked about the most random, incoherent, and meaningless things, and it drove the woman sitting next to him crazy. I won’t reproduce that story here; I will only say that my professor loved it, … Continue reading “How’s the Weather?” and The Mission of the Church

The Church: A Grace-Filled Community: A Devotional on Acts 4.32-37

  Devotional/Reflection: In his classic work The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis writes: “It was one of the Wesleys, I think, who said that the New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion. We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together[…]In our own age the idea that religion belongs to our private life–that it is, in … Continue reading The Church: A Grace-Filled Community: A Devotional on Acts 4.32-37

Be With Jesus: A Devotional on Acts 4.1-22

Devotional/Reflection: Perhaps you, like me, have been impacted by the ministry of prominent pastors like John Piper or Alistair Begg. A brief survey of the additional resources in this series will show how much I trust and appreciate their insight. It is a great blessing to have the ability to learn from men like these two, … Continue reading Be With Jesus: A Devotional on Acts 4.1-22

Christianity Requires Community: A Devotional on Acts 2.42-47

  Devotional/Reflection: There are some things in life that require community. As an avid baseball fan, I love watching baseball. Living in Missouri, it was exciting a few years ago watching the Royals win game after game. One of the things I loved about that Royals team was that although they had a core of … Continue reading Christianity Requires Community: A Devotional on Acts 2.42-47