Saw this on a friend's Facebook wall post: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. This is true, very true. However, I … Continue reading What We Have (and Don’t Have) in Common with Leonardo Da Vinci and His Friends
Meteorologists have a hard time forecasting the weather just days out. However, the Bible makes staggering, even outlandish, detailed forecasts regarding the promised Messiah, Jesus, hundreds, and sometimes thousands of years in advance. If the Old Testament is a forecast of the coming Messiah/Savior/Hero of the church, the New Testament is the fulfillment of that … Continue reading Forecast and Fulfillment
Yesterday I watched a National Geographic documentary on the tombs of Egypt. As archaeologists dug into millennia old burial chambers for relics of that ancient civilization, they used great care as they chiseled, brushed and swept away sandstone debris from their treasures. As I watched, I began thinking of expository preaching. Okay, so I'm a preacher … Continue reading Preaching as Archaeology
Hello Creekstone friends,If you were around on Christmas, I know that you enjoyed the snow as much as my family and I did. I'm sure we'll see more in the weeks to come. But for now, we look toward the new year. This is a time when we have an opportunity to re-calibrate, or re-engineer, … Continue reading Resolutions, New Teaching Series and the Vision Banquet 2011
via ligonier.org WARNING: John Piper is a modern day "prophet" of sorts. Therefore, this message may be hazardous to cultural and religious sensibilities.
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Here is last night's Christmas Eve message from Romans 6:23, "Bad News, Good News." A merry Christmas to everyone!
I've adapted an excerpt that Justin Taylor posted this excerpt from a recent blog post from my friend, Matt Redmond. The question is asked, "Who is Christmas for?" I love the answer. Jesus came for daughters whose fathers never told them they were beautiful. Christmas is for those who go to “wing night” alone. Christmas … Continue reading Who is Christmas For?
Covenant Theological Seminary's mission statement says: "The purpose of Covenant Theological Seminary is to glorify the triune God by training his servants to WALK in God's grace, MINISTER God's Word, and EQUIP God's people—all for God's MISSION." Part 1 is to walk in God's grace. Part 2 is to minster God's Word (the Gospel). Today is … Continue reading The Heart of a Pastor’s Calling: Part 3
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Here is this morning's Creekstone Christmas message from Galatians 4:4-7, "A Theology of Christmas." If you think that God is out to get you, think again. Christmas tells us that God has not come to get us, but to bless us. Find out more by listening here, on the Creekstone audio page or on iTunes … Continue reading A Theology of Christmas • Galatians 4:4-7
Tomorrow, Dec. 18, 2010, marks the day that I was born forty-two years ago. Below are some interesting facts about this amazing number. In mathematics: It is conjectured to be the scaling factor in the leading order term of the "sixth moment of the Riemann zeta function". In particular, Conrey & Ghosh have conjecturedwhere the infinite product is over all prime … Continue reading Forty-Two
Yesterday I posted Covenant Theological Seminary's reason for being: "The purpose of Covenant Theological Seminary is to glorify the triune God by training his servants to WALK in God's grace, MINISTER God's Word, and EQUIP God's people—all for God's MISSION." Part 1 is to walk in God's grace. Today is part 2. I served on the … Continue reading The Heart of a Pastor’s Calling: Part 2
I am a graduate of Covenant Seminary, and receive the institution's quarterly magazine, Covenant. The latest issue defines the school's reason for being, saying, "The purpose of Covenant Theological Seminary is to glorify the triune God by training his servants to WALK in God's grace, MINISTER God's Word, and EQUIP God's people—all for God's MISSION." … Continue reading The Heart of a Pastor’s Calling: Part 1 (Walk in God’s Grace)
There is a reason why slow cooked and slowly eaten meals are far more satisfying than microwaved, frozen dinners. However, aside from Thanksgiving, many of us do not think we have the time to prepare or enjoy such meals very often. If this is product of our modernized, advanced Western world, maybe we should consider … Continue reading Slow Cooking vs. Fast Food: A Spiritual Analogy
Interested to discover a bit more about William Borden, whom I referenced in the message yesterday? For a brief biography, check out this link.
via content.usatoday.com Yikes! Good thing the stadium was empty. Can you imagine the panic and potential trampling that could have taken place?
Here is this morning's Creekstone message from Luke 2:17-20, "What Am I Going to Do with This Story?" Creekstone teaching can be found on our website and on iTunes (just search Creekstone Church).
Read Mark Driscoll’s helpful article in the Washington Post here.
Here is a snapshot of the Creekstone Plaza on The City. When you register, information that applies to you will show up via email (or you may log into the City and interact with all the posts). In your preference profile you may control what information you want to receive—all info, only group related info, … Continue reading Creekstone’s Plaza Snapshot on The City
This snippet is from an article by Mark Driscoll on how a Christian should engage culture. Boiling a complex issue down, he says that there are some things that we can receive, others that we should reject, and still others that we should redeem. I found it helpful. To read Driscoll's entire post, go here. And … Continue reading Engaging Culture: Receive, Reject & Redeem
I only speak for myself, but there are few things that dishearten a pastor as much as complaining. Moses experienced it in the desert. You know, those who like mules resist the vision, but for some reason stick around. The same is true in war. In his book on why men fought in the Civil … Continue reading How to Dishearten a Pastor (And Why I am Not)
Sunday at Creekstone we prayed the Lord's Prayer together. One line that we tend to recite without thinking too deeply is, "Thy will be done." Are we sure we know what we are saying? Thy will? To be honest, I tend to be tenaciously committed to the fulfillment of my will. It is that commitment … Continue reading My Will Be Done?
Here are a few pictures from a couple of Ann Ferris' choral performances with the North Georgia Children's Chorus. See the full gallery on Posterous