Posted in May 2009

What Are You Doing Here?

He went … to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” —1 Kings 19:8-9 Do you ever wonder what you’re doing here? I do. The story of the … Continue reading »

Public Witness How-To’s

Several local groups of Christians participated in the Grubstakes Parade in Yucca Valley this weekend. Joshua Springs Christian School Pep Band. Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel operates a Christian School. They sent their Pep Band. As it went by my position, they were playing the James Bond theme. Very nice. Yucca Valley Nazarene Church Worship Team … Continue reading »

Mechanical Bible Study

On a lark, I just posted an item about a search I did for all the verses in the New Testament that matched certain criteria. I’m posting this note because it might not be obvious that I’m aware of some dangers inherent in a too-mechanical study of the Bible. First, as I considered the problem, … Continue reading »

What Should We Do?

Have you ever wondered what the Bible says that we are supposed to do? Or what we are able to do? Or what we will do? Here’s your answer:

More Catalyst Nuggets

I continue to be impressed with the quality of the material at Catalyst West 2009. I wasn’t able to carpool today to Presbytery due to a scheduling conflict that made it also my day as chaplain at the local hospital. But the upside was that, when I did drive to Presbytery, I got to listen … Continue reading »

Catalyst Conference Morsels

I like this: “We’re educated way beyond the level of our obedience.” That’s Mark Batterson, of National Community Church, speaking at the Origins labs the day before Catalyst West Coast 2009.

On Judging

Do not judge, and you will not be judged.Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.Forgive, and you will be forgiven.Give, and it will be given to you.—Luke 6:37 In April, a woman named Susan Boyle appeared on a reality television show called Britain’s Got Talent. What happened next made her a sensation, and … Continue reading »