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Curated links for your weekend reading:

Daily Slogging in the Power of the Spirit

I am not impressed by young pastors who seem too eager to publish books and speak at big events and build “a platform.” What impresses me is my dad’s daily slogging, year after year, in the power of the Spirit, with no big-deal-ness as the goal or the payoff.

Ten Principles for Personal Productivity

  1. Throw Out Comparisons
  2. Focus on Great Possibilities
  3. Mind Your Seasons…

Famous Christians Are Losing Their Faith … and So Should You If Your Faith Is in Them

You should lose your faith … if it is in anyone other than Jesus.

5 Words to Avoid in Sermons

Certain words will strengthen most any sermon. Conversely, some words weaken the sermon. If used at all, they should be used knowingly and sparingly.

Hell Is More Than a Choice

However tender and loving toward sinners we may be, we’re not more tender and loving than Jesus is. And we mustn’t delude ourselves into thinking that we are.

What Missionaries Can Teach Us in Post-Christian America

There are three things that those who stay on mission in America must learn from those who go on mission to the world.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: Resist Culture’s Values

Here are three cultural values we tend to follow. We’re mostly blind to these, but they’re deadly.

  1. Be Yourself
  2. Question Authority
  3. Avoid Suffering