What Is a Great Church?

by Vance Havner Great Power (Acts 4:33)Great Grace (Acts 4:33)Great Fear (Acts 5:5, 11)Great Persecution (Acts 8:1)Great Joy (Acts 8:6-8)Great Numbers (Acts 4:4) 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." - Chinese Proverb

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats


You Might Be a Pastor If…

(Author Unknown) Everybody stops talking when you enter the room. You’ve ever lied at a funeral. You always read the obituaries. You’ve ever suffered an anxiety attack while playing Bible Trivia Pursuit. You wonder why people who have some time to kill want to spend it with you. You get your second wind when you […]

How You Know You Are a Teache

Jeff Foxworthy’s Take on Teachers 1. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.2. You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.3. You walk into a store and hear the words “It’s Ms./Mr. _________” and know you have been spotted.4. You have 25 […]

Volume 08, Issue 06

Insightful QuotesWarren Wiersbe “In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserable–or succeed more miserably.” (George MacDonald) Perhaps you have read some of the novels or sermons of Scotsman George MacDonald (1824-1905) whose writings were influential in bringing C. S. Lewis to faith in Christ. Lewis even compiled George MacDonald: An Anthology, a book […]

Do You Know?: Frederick Cowin (Part 2)

(Taken from American Preachers of To-Day by Edgar DeWitt Jones, 1933) Cowin’s method of sermon composition is, I think, unusual. He does not write his sermons out in full. In truth, he writes little if at all. He reads, fills himself full of his subject and then walks, walks, walks. He does not pace his […]

Is Your Lord Large Enough?

How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God – Peter J. Schakel. IVP Books. “…opens to you the more practical parts of Lewis’s wonderful books. Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt and love, Shakel draws principles from Lewis’s nonfiction as well as illustrations from the Chronicles of Narnia to stir […]

A Reader’s Guide to Caspian

A Journey into C. S. Lewis’s Narnia – Leland Ryken and Marjorie Lamp Mead. IVP Books. “This guidebook has two basic purposes–to introduce C. S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian and to give readers some assistance in the basic principles of reading literature.” Christopher Mitchell of Wheaton College says it “help[s] the reader to interpret their experience through an […]

The Ministry of Thorns

Anyone who knows me is well aware of my fondness for eagles. An eagle displays such majestic grace while in flight, but is a picture of complete confidence while simply sitting and staring. Several years ago, a pastor with whom I was conducting a revival took me to a place where I could watch live […]

How’s Your Reading Plan?

Every day I get an A. W. Tozer devotional online. Recently, the devotional contained thoughts by Tozer on reading. Check it out. “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel (Proverbs 1:5). When a very young minister, I asked the famous holiness preacher, Joseph H. Smith, […]

The Blessing of Not Knowing It All

The wiser a man becomes, the more ignorant he knows himself to be. All of us come to a certain point in life–usually when we are younger–when we feel that all wisdom is ours and there is just nothing more to learn. Then we turn a corner and discover that our store of knowledge is […]