I am lonely. Any echo in your own heart, or is it just me? Those who know me casually might be surprised to see such a confession. After all, I am a pastor leading a bustling church, and my life is a swirl of people and relationships. On any given night, there are hundreds of homes I could call or stop by for a warm welcome. I am living proof that you can be lonely in a crowd.
Christians Get Depressed Too
One of my favorite conference moments to date has been an interaction between John MacArthur and John Piper. The details are a bit hazy, but if memory serves me correct, they were participating in a panel discussion and the moderator asked them about depression. Piper described some of the darkest hours of his life and ministry, saying that for a long period of time—months or years—he wept every day. Then it was MacArthur’s turn to speak and he said, “I’ve never been depressed for a day in my life.” It was a practical statement, I think, devoid of any kind of judgment. It was simply the truth.
The Logic of Fearlessness
Paul told the Philippians that living worthy of the gospel of Christ meant fearlessness before enemies. Then he gave the logic of fearlessness. John Piper explains.
50 + Christian Blogs to Bookmark
There are many excellent blogs that focus on biblical counseling, pastoral ministry, and Christian living. Unfortunately, we aren’t familiar with them all. Here are some of them.
Red Mountain Music Sale!
Late last year we released a new record called All Things New. We only have 65 hard copies left. Right now we are shipping the last 65 copies in a special combo pack.