The Discipline of Reading

Written by: Brian G. Hedges (As seen in Pastor Connect from Life Action Ministries permission granted. A significant part of a preacher’s work is book work. We simply cannot feed the sheep if we are not feeding ourselves, and the primary way we feed ourselves is by reading. But the threats against a pastor’s reading are many. We […]

Havner’s Threefold Prayer

by Vance Havner We settle for molehills when we could have mountains. Some years ago, I felt led to make a threefold prayer: Like Hezekiah, I asked for an extension of time (see 2 Kings 20:1-6); Like Jabez, I asked for an enlargement of coast (see 1 Chron. 4:10); Like Elisha, I asked for an enduement of power (see 2 Kings […]

The Gospel According to St. Titleist

1) Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.– Grantland Rice 2) Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.– John Updike 3) […]

The Promise of Baptism

– James V. Brownson. Eerdmans Publishing. “The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson explaines the Scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith.” 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, […]

The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship

– John Witvliet. Eerdmans Publishing. “In this concise yet comprehensive guide to using and praying the psalms in worship services, John Witvliet first offers a summary of key biblical-theological themes related to the practice of worship, and he continues with reflections on every step in the process of preparing to use the psalms in worship, […]

A Commentary on Micah

– Bruce K. Waltke. Eerdmans Publishing. “In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar Bruce Waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet Micah, building a bridge between Micah’s ancient world and our life today.” 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage […]

Is Marriage Worse for Women Than Men?

I’m going to ask an indelicate question this week. Forgive me, but it is homecoming weekend. Many of us here on campus we’ll see again what we see every year: marriage seems to treat many of our men graduates far better then the women. While it is not true in all cases, it is true […]

When It’s Time to Go

Too often, staff members and pastors leave a church and burn bridges. I’ve done it. As a youth minister, I left a church under less than the best of conditions. I was young, immature and foolish in the way I responded. I thought people needed to know my side of the story. They didn’t. I […]

Psalms 8-9a

Psalm 8 – Living Like a King When God saved you, He made you a king. You may not look like it or act like it, but you are a king. Your day of salvation was a day of coronation. God put you on the throne in Jesus Christ. Psalm 8 deals with sovereignty. “O […]