Hidden Agendas in Worship Leading

I recently led a seminar for students at Biola who are studying to become church worship leaders entitled:  “Hidden Agendas in Worship Leading.”  I had them break into groups and discuss what sorts of hidden motivations sometimes lie under the surface in the process of planning and implementing times of worship.  When we came back … Continue reading Hidden Agendas in Worship Leading

Practicing the Presence of God…like Nehemiah

I recently discovered something about Nehemiah that I had never noticed before.  There are lots of hints in the biblical book that bears his name that Nehemiah was a person who lived with an ongoing awareness of the presence of the Lord, and who highly valued the importance of communion with God. Nehemiah is constantly … Continue reading Practicing the Presence of God…like Nehemiah

When C.S. Lewis Goes Astray: How to Resolve the Tension

Many of us admire C.S. Lewis for his unusual ability to clearly, intelligently, and winsomely explain and defend various Christian doctrines.  Think merely of…Mere Christianity.  I am happy to be numbered among Lewis’s admirers.  Nevertheless, the more I have pondered Lewis, the more I have become convinced that he is sub-biblical in some of his … Continue reading When C.S. Lewis Goes Astray: How to Resolve the Tension

The Easiest Way to Memorize the Bible: What I Learned from Dr. John Mitchell

Today I'm excited to share with you a piece that I wrote a number of years ago about memorizing the Bible.  This little article has probably been read by more people than anything else I've written in my life.  I hope that it will increase your desire and confidence to keep hiding God's Word in … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Memorize the Bible: What I Learned from Dr. John Mitchell

First Post at Kindle Afresh

Perhaps you’re like me.  Before I read a book, I want to know something about the author.  Before I listen to a sermon, I’m aided by learning a bit about the preacher’s background.  If I plan to spend a whole semester languishing in a classroom, I hope the teacher will tell me something about himself … Continue reading First Post at Kindle Afresh