How cool is this piece?!!! It’s called “The Lion and The Lamb” by Lynsey Auld. It”s displayed in the Rodine Building on Trinity’s campus. (at Trinity International University)
So nice to be back on campus. Hard to believe I’m in my 10th year at this school, 7th year in the PhD program. These return visits always help me refocus on the task of finishing well. #TEDS #HistoricalTheology #WilliamGouge #Puritanism (at Trinity International University)
My playlist for tomorrow’s @pursuescholars 5k. Looking for some last donations to help thus great scholarship organization for young urban leaders. $5, $10, $25….anything would be great! Be sure to put my name in the memo. Thx! http://pursuescholars.org/p/charity-and-social-events (at Lawndale Christian Health Center)
#Repost from @thebrookchi:
#PrayChicago: The City of Chicago faces an epidemic of violence, but at this critical time the body of Christ is coming together! Join us as we call out to God on September 5th at PrayChicago! Join followers of Jesus from across the city as we gather in unity at Daley Plaza and our neighborhoods to pray, worship and share the good news. We will pray that the Gospel will go out in power and bring the peace of Christ to every corner of Chicago. This is our time to stand up and demonstrate the power of God in all 77 Chicago neighborhoods as we seek for an outpouring of the peace of Christ throughout the city.
Meet @ Daley Plaza - 11:30am-1:00pm
Meet @ The Brook - 6:15pm-7:30pm (We’ll walk out in prayer teams in the community at 6:30pm)
#TheBrookChi #ThirstyPrayers #RealCommunity #NothinNormal2014 #Montclare #Chicago (at The Brook)
First Hot-n-ready Little Caesar pizza spotting at this movie in the park. Over/Under 30 of them in the crowd right now? #frozen #portagepark #moviesinthepark (at Portage park lrving park/ Central)
Probably 40 min out and this park is already filling up for #Frozen. #PortagePark #chicagoparkdistrict #moviesinthepark (at Portage park lrving park/ Central)
Notice how Lydia was the start of a massive movement of faith in her city:
"The Lord opened [Lydia’s] heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. And after she was baptized and her household as well…" Acts16:14-15
#BVD #LetGodUseYou #WhiteFlagWorship #AlwaysOnMission #Surrender #Movement #ChurchPlanting
JOHN WESLEY: IF YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER PREACHER BECOME A BETTER READER -
John Wesley writing to John Trembath (August 17, 1760), a young minister who was a poor preacher, arguing that better reading is not a sufficient condition for better preaching, but it is a necessary one.
What has exceedingly hurt you in time past, nay, and I fear, to this day, is lack of reading.
I scarce ever knew a preacher who read so little.
And perhaps, by neglecting it, you have lost the taste for it.
Hence your talent in preaching does not increase. It is just the same as it was seven years ago. It is lively, but not deep; there is little variety; there is no compass of thought.
Reading only can supply this, with meditation and daily prayer.
You wrong yourself greatly by omitting this.
You can never be a deep preacher without it, any more than a thorough Christian.
Oh begin! Fix some part of every day for private exercise. You may acquire the taste which you have not; what is tedious at first will afterward be pleasant.
Whether you like it or not, read and pray daily.
It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days, and a pretty, superficial preacher.
Do justice to your own soul; give it time and means to grow.
Do not starve yourself any longer.
Take up your cross and be a Christian altogether.
Then will all the children of God rejoice (not grieve) over you, and in particular yours.
—”Letter to a Friend,” The Works of the Rev. John Wesley (London, 1813), 49.