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Three Prompts for Holy Admiration

And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before...

Three Things I Liked This Week

First up, I like the Air BnB we’re staying at in Gallatin, Tennessee! Second, I like the prayer “The Saviour,” in The Valley of Vision, especially these lines: Make him [Christ] all  my desire, all my hope, all my glory. . . . May thy dear Son...

Three Things I liked This Week

I liked Carey Nieuwhof’s interview with Rich Villodas. I thought Rich Villodas shared a number of good insights on why we’re witnessing so many scandals among evangelical leaders. I liked—loved!—this line from Spurgeon’s August 3rd...

Why No Podcast?

My Idea That Went Nowhere I pondered starting a podcast during the pandemic. I decided on the name Ordinary Pastor. My plan was to interview . . . wait for it . . . ordinary pastors. I wanted to create a venue where ordinary pastors, serving in smaller or...

Embracing Our Given Life

Jenny disliked her job at the local bank. The work was monotonous, her boss was overbearing, and the pay left much to be desired. She wanted more out of life. With a cloud of despairing weariness settling in over her head, and a heart that was souring with each...