One of the books I am reading this summer is Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss, who is Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. In his chapter on Nero, who ruled Rome from 54 to 68, Strauss provides the following summary of Nero's persecution of Christians (a long … Continue reading Christian Persecution
Here's my homework assignment for you this week: (1) Take 15 minutes to watch the video that's posted here of a TEDx-Talk given by my good friend Dr. Nathan Mellor, then (2) take another 15 minutes to think through and identify something you need to leave behind in order to move forward in life. In … Continue reading What Do You Need to Leave Behind?
It's Monday, so welcome to a new work week! Chances are, this week you will encounter someone who presents himself or herself as an obstacle of negativity to your goals. Here's some good advice from author and speaker Jon Gordon for when that happens:
I have long admired the work of Matt Dabbs, and he has become an important voice within the Church of Christ fellowship who humbly calls us back to the most important elements of the Christian's calling. In the following post from Matt, I think he is spot on with his diagnosis of our current situation. … Continue reading What Will You Regret?
Last week we celebrated Independence Day, and independence is something we want in our lives; but, are we truly made to be completely independent? The following post from Paul Tripp (posted last Wednesday) provides some insightful thoughts about independence that are worth contemplating. At the end of his post, I have included a song from The … Continue reading I Want to Be Free – Or Do I?
As you are probably already aware, I am in the process of making a few updates to this blog. The three major ones are... The look of the blog. I have updated the look of the blog so that it is more user-friendly and I hope you find that to be the case. The frequency … Continue reading A Few Updates…
Here's the first sermon in the series on Psalms that I am doing this summer, along with some devotional questions that are designed to help people see more clearly how God has and is shepherding them... https://vimeo.com/344133357 Devotional Guide Preparation Read Psalm 23. Read Psalm 23 again and pay attention to words and phrases … Continue reading The Lord is My Shepherd