Excellent or Praiseworthy – September 2022

Excellent or Praiseworthy – September 2022

Happy autumn, friends! Everything listed below was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of September. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” - Philippians [...]

5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

There is a vast difference between community in general and biblical community in particular. For instance, Christians are called to lay their lives down for the good of others (John 15:13; 1 John 3:16), whereas much of secular community is about being made much of by others. Also, biblical community holds one another accountable, especially [...]

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

It seems with every passing season another high-profile pastor falls from their ministry position. Sadly, I’ve come to expect it. I should probably grieve more. I should certainly pray more. Nonetheless, I don’t believe hell loses ground by simply adding more popular or hip leaders to the church. What the church really needs are servants [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – August 2021

Excellent or Praiseworthy – August 2021

Here’s a list of articles and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of August. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2021

Excellent or Praiseworthy – July 2021

Here’s a list of articles, music, and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of July. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if [...]