Wednesday Morning

By Chaplain Mike Monday, he spent five or six hours with a friend whose spouse, also a friend, had died. He sat while the grieving husband puttered and dealt with details. He made small talk, answered a few questions, and waited for an OK to call the funeral home. Tuesday, he attended another death, thisContinue reading “Wednesday Morning”

Another Look: It’s OK…to Just Be a Christian

By Chaplain Mike I thought this post from last year (4/19/10) was worth another look. I hope you will too. It’s a bit of a riff on the question asked by the prophet Micah: “What does the Lord require of you?” (Micah 6:8) In the light of last week’s discussions on “radical” and other adjectivesContinue reading “Another Look: It’s OK…to Just Be a Christian”

Mentors: James Baker Hall 1935-2009

Someone significant died yesterday. At least for writers, poets and artists in Kentucky. James Baker Hall. Poet. Artist. Writer. Teacher. Mentor. Former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 2001-2003. Hall has been an inspiration to generations of Kentucky writers and poets. He’s had a deep influence on my son, Clay. I know that the passing of mentorsContinue reading “Mentors: James Baker Hall 1935-2009”

The Jesus Disconnect (4): Paul and J.C. Ryle On Justification, Christian Growth And Christlikeness

NOTE: Many of today’s commenters should go to New Reformation Press and buy that “Weak On Sanctification” shirt. You’d look good in it. Some texts related to being “connected” to Jesus in salvation by faith and in growing as disciples into Christlikeness. Justification by grace, Kingdom discipleship and growth following. No “”Jesus disconnect here”: ColossiansContinue reading “The Jesus Disconnect (4): Paul and J.C. Ryle On Justification, Christian Growth And Christlikeness”

What Belongs to All of Us (1)

These posts will celebrate the Bible’s descriptions of what belongs to ALL Christians. Christian unity cannot be found in continually debating our differences, but in acknowledging what we all possess through union with Jesus Christ. Galatians. 3:23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would beContinue reading “What Belongs to All of Us (1)”