Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday Evening Worship & Prayer

I've uploaded the text and audio files for Wednesday Evening Worship & Prayer for a new online group with the Anglican Fellowship of Cincinnati.

The files can be found by clicking here.

We'll spend about twenty minutes singing worship and praise songs, then pray through the Evening Prayer service from the Anglican "Book of Common Prayer".

I hope you find it to be a helpful devotional resource.


Friday, October 17, 2008


Last weekend we saw the new movie called "Fireproof", a movie created with the help of 1,200 volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.

Here's a link to the preview:

If I could serve as a very bad movie critic for a moment (Gene Shalit eat your heart out), here's my take on it:

"The movie Fireproof stars Kirk Cameron as Captain Caleb Holt who is a firefighter in a troubled marriage. He thinks that his marriage has gone up in smoke. His wife, Catherine (Erin Bethea) thinks the marriage has flamed out too, and her feelings begin to smolder for a hot doctor at work. Just when all seems lost, Caleb's father intervenes and challenges his son not to burn out but to unconditionally love his wife for forty more days. In the process Caleb becomes fired up about his wife and God. This movie is a sizzler. It's scorching hot. Don't miss this blistering performance.
Okay, so I won't quit my day job to write movie reviews. What did I really think....I thought the movie got off to a slow start, but soon was very interesting.

For me, Fireproof was a great reminder of God's unconditional love. I recommend seeing it.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Remembrance of Things Past

New Brunswick, NJ – I’m working in New Jersey this the city of New Brunswick, the home of Rutgers University. Yesterday after work, I drove “down the shore” to the Wildwoods and Cape May in southern New Jersey.

I had worked in Wildwood during the summer of 1987, when I was eighteen, so it was enjoyable for me to see the area again and walk along the shore last night.

I was amazed to see the difference that a season makes…during the summertime the streets are filled with traffic and parking is limited. Last night, however, there was almost no traffic on the roads, making it easy for me to drive through the small near-empty towns.

On my drive south and then north again, I listened to music from the eighties and thanked God again for events long past.



Thursday, October 2, 2008

Writing Project - to page 200

I'm still editing: "Go Eat Popcorn: A personal journey through Paul's letters".

I'm now up to page 200. In the latest section, I look at the "Big Picture" ideas of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.

Here's the link for pages 1 through 200:


More on...What is the Gospel?

John Piper on "What is the Gospel":

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What is the Gospel?

A brief and helpful video from "The Gospel Coalition" on "What is the Gospel?"

Here's Mark Dever's description: