Category Archives: Ministry

Let Us Be About Our Father’s Business

In his excellent, brief biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Michael Korda argues that among Grant biographers there has been “a widespread failure to understand Grant’s character, which was admittedly complex and always, to some degree, secretive.” Korda continues by contrasting … Continue reading

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How You Get There Makes All the Difference

This exchange between Rob Bell and Andrew Wilson on homosexuality and the Bible is an excellent tutorial (by way of contrast) on theological method. Honestly, it’s hard for me to see why any thoughtful evangelical would take Bell seriously on … Continue reading

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A Caution to Young, Culture-Embracing Evangelicals

Demas was on Paul’s ministry team — and then Demas abandoned his ministry post out of a love for “this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10). “There is a love for the world that makes ministry impossible,” John Piper says in … Continue reading

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Mercy and Evangelism

Among the many things I love about Immanuel Bible Church is our heart for mercy ministries and our heart for evangelism. What we need to see is how the one can powerfully serve the other. Writing for 9Marks Ministries, Pastor … Continue reading

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Introducing Team Julia

[The following post is from my wife Julia. So grateful for her!] *** I am thrilled to introduce to you Team Julia – a 501(c)(3) public charity on a mission to eradicate breast cancer and bring financial assistance to families … Continue reading

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How Will You Respond When You See Jesus?

Evangelicals (I include myself in this category) love to “celebrate Jesus” on Sunday mornings. More and more churches seem to be moving toward this kind of language to describe what happens during corporate worship. I’m not convinced it’s a good … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

From Ray Ortlund. *** “But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.”  Genesis 33:4 This has long struck me as one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible.  … Continue reading

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