ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy – “We were made to exist within time, to age as we progress through the years allotted to us. As we age, we experience tremendous sorrows—the sorrows of weakness, weariness, reaping, mortality, and fear. But we do not experience only sorrows. We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory.” Love & Irritability – “It was a typical night waiting tables in the fine dining room of the country club. Napkins were creased, flowers centered, and tables angled just right. … Read More
ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) 10 Warning Signs A Servant Leader Has Become the “King” of His Kingdom – “As Christian leaders, we are called to serve others even as we’re completely reliant on God. Too often, though, a leader who was once a servant wrongly transitions into being the king of his own kingdom. Here are some signs that a leader has become the ‘king’…” My Response to: “But if You Don’t Vote for Trump, Hillary Will Win” – “Last week I published a column explaining why as a Christian, I could not in good conscience vote for either of the ungodly candidates for president being offered by the two … Read More
ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Should You Use Illustrations from Movies? – “A good friend of mine asked me what I think of pastors using illustrations from movies in their sermons. My friend uses them because he thinks they are helpful in relating to a culture that increasingly has their worldview formed through entertainment. But I don’t buy it. In my experience, illustrations sparked by the golden screen (or Netflix, or what have you) generally fail, and are almost always unhelpful. Here are some reasons why…” A Call for Plodding Bloggers – “I believe that blogs have been a blessing to the church in the twenty-first century. Maybe I have to believe this since … Read More
schatology suffers from two unfortunate quagmires: one is the struggle for relevance, the other is the issue of suffering violence due to straw men arguments. Often, eschatological positions are misrepresented so poorly, and ad hominem attacks levied so fiercely, that many in the church simply step aside and refuse to engage, citing a lack of love or practicality. Unfortunately, eschatology is seen as a discipline for eggheads and enthusiasts. However, in his new book, Premillennialism: Why There Must Be a Future Earthly Kingdom of Jesus, Dr. Michael J. Vlach smashes both quagmires with a golden lampstand!