This blog was originally posted on June 11, 2010. The “fish story” is the poster-child for exaggeration. The longer the fish is dead, the bigger it grows. But fishermen are not the only ones who are prone to stretching the boundaries of a story. A 25-pound weight loss creeps up to 30, then 35 or […]Read More God, please don’t give me too much (repost)
This post is a republication of a post from August 25, 2011; the post that day dealt with Psalm 112, which is one of the psalms in our Scripture reading this morning, and I don’t think I can say anything better about the psalm today than I did a year ago. Every preacher has them: […]Read More Is the psalmist a prosperity theologian?
Some helpful articles I’ve seen recently: There’s an elephant in the room, except everyone is talking about this one. James MacDonald recently hosted his “Elephant Room 2” dialog, and invited T. D. Jakes (who has been understood to hold to the heretical view of modalism, regarding the Trinity, not to mention being in the camp […]Read More Grab bag
Every preacher has them: sermons that they realized after-the-fact that they did the worst thing that can be done in a sermon. They missed the point of the passage. I’ve had at least my fair share of them. But one stands towering over all the others in my mind. I remember studying that week, wondering […]Read More A sermon do-over
A list of collected resources, interesting articles, and even an opportunity or two from the last week: Allister Begg’s conference for pastors is always interesting and helpful. I’ve listened to the audio for the last two or three years, and this year one of the speakers is a guy named Piper. Hmmm. I won’t be […]Read More Grab Bag
John Calvin, Commentary on Zechariah, Malachi: It is therefore necessary that we should be subject, from first to last, to the scourges of God, in order that we may from the heart call on him; for our hearts are enfeebled by prosperity, so that we cannot make the effort to pray. (HT: John Piper)Read More Today’s Quote – Prosperity (Calvin)