The Heart of a Pastor’s Calling: Part 1 (Walk in God’s Grace)

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)

Turning from Idols • Luke 18:18-27 (audio sermon & discussion guide)

This is the audio from this past Sunday's Creekstone service, as well as a study guide for individuals and families to use as sermon follow up discussion/study. You may also listen/download the audio and discussion guide from the media player on the Creekstone website. And we are now podcasting our audio on iTunes as well. … Continue reading Turning from Idols • Luke 18:18-27 (audio sermon & discussion guide)

Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing

I began reading Keller's Counterfeit Gods over the weekend. In a word, profound. Another word, convicting. And still another couple words, gloriously hopeful. The book is about idolatry. In the first chapter, Keller defines idolatry by alluding to comments on American culture penned by Alexis de Tocqueville, who in the 1830s said that there "is … Continue reading Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing