Power apart from God’s purposes is always demonic – Mark Dever

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash I’m utterly convinced that if pastors spent more time reading about biblical, effective leadership and spent the hard-work of ascertaining their leadership strengths and weaknesses rather than hours pouring over theological writings we would have many more healthy churches. Right now you might be tempted to think I’m discounting or trivializing theology.…

I yelled at my wife the other day because of disordered love.

Photo by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash Before you accuse me of not taking ownership of my sin, hear me out. Timothy Keller said, “the functional cause of our discontent is that our loves are ‘out of order.’” Keller is quoting Augustine who said that our issues are reduced to disordered loves. What does Augustine mean by disordered loves?…

Last night I got 8 hours of sleep…how about you?

Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer by Charles A. Czeisler (Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School) explains how sleep deprivation undermines high performance. He likens sleep deficit to drinking too much alcohol, explaining that pulling an all-nighter (i.e. going twenty-four hours without sleep) or having a week of sleeping just four or five hours…

My weekly mtg w/my bride…

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. There have been too many weeks and months go by where intentionality seemed like a pipe-dream. My places of service in years past (and where I currently serve) have required that I think weeks and month ahead and work diligently towards being organized. For whatever reason, that same intentionality has been flagrantly absent…