The Return of Monasticism?

This is the first article on a “new monasticism” that I have seen in the blogs. Dr. John Mark Reynolds, who is the is the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, and Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Biola University, posted the article...

Does this bother anyone?

I was recently reading an article in Leadership Journal on the innovations that are supposedly driving the church. 1) Customization 2) Participaton 3) Incarnational Community 4) Relationships Now. The last three make complete sense to me. But...

Easter Sunday

John 20:1-29 (New International Version) John 20 The Empty Tomb 1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other...

Holy Saturday

Mark 15:42-47 (New International Version) The Burial of Jesus 42It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, 43Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went...

Good Friday

Luke 23:26-43 (New International Version) The Crucifixion 26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27A large number of people followed him, including...

Maundy Thursday

Matthew 26:26-30 (New International Version) 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying,...

Overwhelmed and Numb

“We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds… Will our inward power of resistance be strong enough for us to find our way back? – Dietrich Bonhoeffer That seems to be a relevant quote for the times we are living in. I feel completely overwhelmed...

“Actually, sex doesn’t sell.”

That’s the story according to the latest CNN article. As someone who works with college students, and who deals with sexual issues quite a bit in the ministry, I was disturbed by some of the suggestions in this article. Am I overreacting? This article tells me a...

Holy Week…..

I agree with Tod Bolsinger completely on this issue. Our Easter suffers when we skip Holy Week. My Easter’s have never been as meaningful as they were when I began to attend Ash Wednesday, and prepare myself throughout Lent. Seems that my evangelical upbringing...