Why I’m Reading “Less” in 2018

Less is Often More

It’s that time of year. I’m setting goals. You may be doing so, as well. Yippee. Good for us. Here’s one I’m going for: This year, I’m going to reverse the tide of reading and input in my life. I’m going to read less, and read better things. I will read less news and more […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 154

Joey Bosa, Getting Older, and Misguided Change

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: One way you can tell a religious movement or church that is doomed: when confronted with decline, they don’t seek people who have “done it well” for a long time and consider real change. Instead, they find churches, theologians, etc. that allow them to remain the same to […]

Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produce something fresh, something with a […]