- For the past 33 years John Piper has faithfully served as Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. In what is one of the most wisely executed and well-done transitions I’ve ever witnessed (long distance) in a church ministry, his successor was chosen before he departed and is taking up the mantle of leadership immediately. This past Sunday was John’s last sermon as Pastor of Bethlehem, and he writes about the act of “finishing” his ministry there. Having recently resigned from my own Pastorate, assuming I’ll likely never take up that role again, I can relate with much of what he says.
- Joshuah Harris has served the church at large well, for many years – and it sounds as if his latest book “Humble Orthodoxy” does no less. Here is a quote from Tim Challies about the purpose of the book: “Harris’ desire in this book is to encourage Christians to hold the truth high without putting people down.” Sounds like something worth reading, to me.
- Google Maps has a treasure map view. Really.
- Though the scriptures exhort us to “do everything without complaining” there is a way to complain that is biblical. I mean come on, haven’t you ever thought it strange that there’s an entire biblical book devoted to lamenting? This article is great food for thought in considering the issue.