My reading list this morning included a post that mentioned the idea that some people think of goals and decisions in terms of an opportunity, and some people see them as threats. The idea in the post was that if your perception is "promotion focused" you will pursue the goal as an opportunity to advance … Continue reading Promotion or Prevention
The Christian Life
Does God speak?
There were a couple of posts on Reformation21.org about whether God speaks to people today. I think that these two posts are great examples of a key failure of modern reformed thinking. Does God exist? Is he an actual person? Could he speak to people if he chose to? Has he ever spoken to anybody … Continue reading Does God speak?
Yes, we’re broken. God makes it straight
Recently I read a book that said that the modern church is broken, and we need to get back to how the first Century church did things. Our weekly meetings should be how they did it then. Our sacraments and worship should be like theirs. Our leadership should be like their leadership. The problem with … Continue reading Yes, we’re broken. God makes it straight
Dancing upon grace
I wandered through the room this afternoon where my kids were watching the Narnia movie. It was on the scene where Aslan makes the deal with the witch. When Aslan and the witch come out of the tent and announce that the witch has renounced her claim on Edmund, there is celebration in the camp. … Continue reading Dancing upon grace
Give me a sign?
I have had a number of points in my life when I prayed for a clear sign from God about which fork in the road I should take. I want to follow God's will for my life. I want to be on the road he wants me to follow. I know from experience that being … Continue reading Give me a sign?
In Jesus Name
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask … Continue reading In Jesus Name