How Do I Make Decisions That Please God?

Today we come to the fourth and final part of this short series on knowing and doing the will of God. In the first part of the series I laid a foundation of God’s complete sovereignty over the universe and in the second part I sought to show that God is speaking to us today and how God is speaking to us today. In the third part I wanted showed that God is speaking to you and revealing his will for …

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Family Christian Stores. This week they’re giving away quite a cool prize–a series of DVDs and books called The Nature of God (click for details). There will be 5 winners and each winner will receive a copy of each of the DVDs and each of the books, which makes each prize valued at around $200. All around us God has placed amazing creatures and habitats for us to explore, enjoy and care for. …

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A La Carte (9/16)

Failed Humblebrag? – Jim Hamilton: “Some people think it ironic that Moses purportedly wrote Numbers 12:3, ‘Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth’ (NAS). The irony is obvious, right? It’s hardly humble to declare yourself the most humble man in the world. Unless it’s true.” 5 Parenting Lessons – David Murray points to 5 useful parenting lessons for the digital age. An Amazing Life – Phil Johnson remembers …

Pursuing Relationship

I recently wrote about Date Nights & Devotions or what the Lord has taught me about my relationship with him through dating my wife. In that brief article I simply sought to show that the purpose of our personal devotions does not need to be learning about God as much as just spending time with him. The great joy of personal devotions is not gaining facts about God but the joy of time spent together. This leaves a question: How …

A La Carte (1/10)

I’m glad you who read the site on the weekend enjoyed Saturday’s Weekend Edition of A La Carte. I suppose I’ll try carrying that one on for a few weeks to see how it works out (which is to say I’ll need to see if I can find enough good links to carry it through.). I should try to come up with a link submission system to crowdsource some of the link discovery for A La Carte. Anyone know of …

Manna in the Morning

Have you ever stopped to ponder what it might have been like for the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness, knowing that each day they would completely exhaust their food supply? Have you thought what it would be like knowing that they would go to bed with no food, but that the next day their supplies would be fully and miraculously replenished? It is an interesting, thought, really, and one that is worth considering. In the Wilderness Imagine that you are …

New and Exciting from Zondervan

Last week I spent a day in Grand Rapids and most of that day was taken up with meetings at the head office for Zondervan. As you probably know, Zondervan will be publishing my next couple of books, so we had a series of meetings to discuss, among other things, marketing plans (that’s right–we met to figure out how we can force you to part with a few of your dollars and hand it to us!). We also shot a …

A La Carte (9/9)

I refuse to write an article about burning the Koran. One weird little church decides to burn a few Korans (which is a stupid and ignorant thing to do) and the whole world of media (new and old) goes completely haywire. I think these people are getting far more attention than they deserve! “Behold the Lamb of God” Tour – Andrew Peterson is embarking on his annual “Behold the Lamb of God” tour. You can check his site to see …

A La Carte (9/2)

It was interesting to watch the big Apple event yesterday (where they unveiled new iPods, a new AppleTV and a new iTunes). It seemed to me that if you didn’t know the context of the event, it would be very difficult to distinguish it from religion. Steve Jobs has done an amazing job of building a brand that inspires religious fervor. It’s a little bit creepy, to be honest. And this coming from a guy who is typing these words …

Great Servants, Lousy Masters

Not too long ago I reviewed the book The Trellis and the Vine and said that it is a book to which I give my highest recommendation. Since I wrote that review I’ve turned to the book often and have continued to find it very, very useful. I was glad to learn just recently that there will soon be a sequel to it titled The Archer and the Arrow (which I believe is due out a little bit later in …