Pastor, Let’s Think This Year: John Calvin as Model of Thoughtfulness

By all accounts, John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer and systematician of the Reformation age, was an educated man. His early educational endeavors help set a trajectory toward a rigorous pattern of intellectual engagement that will mark his ministry. If pastors would cultivate a robust life of the mind (and they should), then paying attention…

You Can Memorize Scripture!

You can memorize Scripture! One of the deepest, richest spiritual disciplines is memorizing Scripture. Memorization aids our fight against sin, reinforces the soul-stirring beauty of the gospel in our hearts, and, as Don Whitney says, is “like reinforcing steel to a sagging faith.” It allows us to store truth in our hearts to which we…

This is how adultery happens…

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Anatomy of an Adultery. Dr. Wayne Mack Understand the steps that are most likely involved in becoming involved in adultery. It doesn’t usually just happen. Be aware of the chain of events that often leads to adultery and realize that this chain must be broken at its earliest link (Prov. 17:14, I…

Do LGBT people need to choose between sin and Jesus? Who is Jordan Peterson? David Prince on Discipleship. Links worth a look.

Here are a few links that are worth a look. Denny Burk, in light of an article by Julie Rogers in the New York Times, rightly asserts, “People living in sexual immorality do indeed have to choose between their sin and Jesus.” Read his important post here. Is Jordan Peterson a liar, lunatic, legend, or…

My recent article in the Ahwatukee News

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash Do you grow tired of the militaristic posture characterizing many individuals engaged in a discussion? I sure do! Whether it’s a fly-by political discussion with someone at Fry’s, an in-depth conversation with an acquaintance over religion, or a perusal of Facebook where people pontificate on any and all issues, I find myself…