Schema of a Soul is the title of Kimberlye Berg’s 141-page narration of her deeply painful and bewildering loss of her young adult son in a car crash. In the book, she throws open her soul for the whole world to see. I confess, when I started to...
“We’re entertaining the goats, but not feeding the sheep.” —Charles Spurgeon, quoted by Norman Geisler in a seminar at the Transform (Converge) meetings in Florida in January 2014
A recent edition of the secular marketing magazine Cargill News quotes Senior Vice President Todd Hall as saying that one of Cargill’s foundational guiding principles is “Our word is our bond.” This is good-sense practice for the sake of building a...
Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her fifteen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village...
John Cage’s “4:33” is a so-called “composition” during which a tuxedoed “pianist” seats himself at a grand piano, closes the lid, starts a timer, and plays no keys until reaching the mark of 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Then he turns off the timer,...
After preaching Joyce Schutten’s funeral message, I read her book, Men, Children, and Grass Farming—A Suburban Life. It made me long to know this Bethlehem South Campus attender better. Here are 10 excerpts from her compact, spunky, and sometimes...
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my sermon on March 21/22, “Bold Warfare 3: Boasting in the Lord" (2 Corinthians 10:12–18). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for...
Puritan Thomas Lye said, “In a tempest, a believer must cast his anchor upward.”
Pastor Dan Holst recently spoke at a fasting and prayer gathering at Bethlehem’s North Campus. He thanked God that 1) now our rapturous joy is partial, but is nevertheless real joy, 2) now our vision is only partial, but it is real, and 3) now our...
The following summary, outline, and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my sermon on March 14/15, “Bold Warfare: Building Up" (2 Corinthians 10:7–11). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for...