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Notable Quotables · 1d ago

Stop Looking for Extraordinary Callings

We need to stop looking for extraordinary callings to give meaning to our lives, which often encourage us to think of others as tools in our self-crafting.  It’s not “the needy” who need us,...
Notable Quotables · 3d ago

The Unintentional Net Effect of Youth Ministry

Unintentionally, the net effect of youth ministry has been largely to alienate younger generations from the ordinary life and ministry of the church. – Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable...
Notable Quotables · 5d ago

The Means of Grace Often Becomes Yesterday’s News

Chasing the latest fad for spiritual growth, church growth and cultural impact, we eventually forget both how to reach the lost and how to keep the reached.  The ordinary means of grace beco...
Notable Quotables · 5d ago

We Need to Reduce…

We need to reduce the distractions and voracious consumption.  Many things we do as “something more” aren’t bad in themselves.  Yet collectively they contribute to a whirling buzz of confusi...
Notable Quotables · 1W ago

The Lord’s Day is not A Prison But a Palace

The Lord’s Day is not a prison but a palace.  It is a wonderful gift to turn off the devices that interrupt our daily schedules and to push our roots down into the fertile soil that produces...
Notable Quotables · 6d ago

The Church is the Pasture With Christ as the Good Shepherd

The church is the pasture with Christ as the good Shepherd, who provides undershepherds to guide us in our pilgrimage.  Just as the soil is important for his plants, as Jesus emphasized, so ...
Notable Quotables · 2W ago

Four Common Threads in the Analogy of Christ’s Kingdom

What are some of the common threads we can draw together from Jesus’ organic analogy of his kingdom?  First, it is his kingdom.  Second, there is no personal relationship with Christ, the Vi...
Notable Quotables · 2W ago

Instead of an Oasis of Life, It Has Become a Part of the Desert

Instead of being an oasis of life, the church had become assimilated to the surrounding desert of idolatry.  With explicit echoes of Eden after the fall, the image we meet repeatedly in the ...
Notable Quotables · 2W ago

What We Simply Need from Our Pastors…

And we need a communion of saints he has chosen and redeemed with us and for us.  We need ordinary believers of every generation, race and socioeconomic background to whom we’re united by ba...
Notable Quotables · 3W ago

We Don’t Need Another Hero

We don’t need another hero.  We need a Savior, one who possessed “no form or majesty that we should look at him,” and yet bore our sins (Isaiah 53:2-3).  In fact, we need to be saved from ou...