We don’t see 15-year-olds playing in the NFL. But you better believe 15-year-olds can turn a church upside down for Jesus. Continue reading What Passing the Baton Requires
I remember walking into youth group that Wednesday night around a decade ago. I was so excited about the evening’s upcoming events. As a church, we had been advertising this night heavily, encouraged on multiple occasions to make sure we invite our friends to be a part of what we were doing. There was more … Continue reading Is Inviting People to Church Enough?
I have good news, and I want to tell you about it. I’m going to become an astronaut preacher, with less rockets but all the adventure. In some ways, it is time to leave home, and in other ways, time to go home. Continue reading Deep in the Heart (some personal news)
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall … Continue reading Hope for the Hurting
If there is anything about the Reformers and the Puritans that we can all agree on, it is that they possessed a undeniable amount of zeal in their ministry. Their zeal for preaching the gospel, reaching their neighbors, writing, and the like quite literally evokes awe in me. Here’s some perspective. I recently passed the … Continue reading John Calvin Did Sleep
I visited this house last week. It looks like a normal, New England home. The pastel paint with dark shutters, pillared entryways, and two chimneys. But this house is anything from ordinary. Hundreds of years ago (246 years ago to be exact), the house belonged to Jonathan Parsons, the pastor of Old South Church in Newburyport, … Continue reading George Whitefield’s Last Sermon
A minister of the Gospel is a man who is always fighting on two fronts. He first of all has to urge people to become interested in doctrine and theology, but he will not have been long at that before he will find that he has to open up a second front, and to tell … Continue reading The Danger of Orthodox Intellectualism