For the past few days, I’ve been inhabiting praises—certainly not the way God does, but I’ve been deeply dwelling in the verses in Psalms that have to do with praise. If you ever want a wonderful worship experience, I recommend…

Precious and Magnificent Promises

“Those who are grieving deserve a compassionate answer rooted in Scripture.” So says pastor and author John MacArthur in his excellent book, Safe in the Arms of God. We all have been with people who were or are grieving. Even…

A couple of years ago my dad and I watched a PBS special on some Eastern Orthodox monasteries where the monks spend much of their time praying what they called “the Jesus Prayer,” also known as the Kyrie: “Lord, have…

EFCCL Vision Frame: What Happens Now?

It’s one thing to see a vision on paper, it’s another to be seized by a vision and live it out as a disciplemakers and as the church. It needs to be the passion of our hearts to see God’s…

On the radio recently I heard an intriguing book title: Getting Through What You’ll Never Get Over. Many of us have experiences like those in our own lives—things we will never get over in this lifetime. Some of us have…