happy blogiversery

Today marks three years for this blog! (And tomorrow involves a birthday with more threes…….heaven help us.) Here’s a look back…..

Ten of the posts I like best, for one reason or another:

Do we really want a country of McChurches?

The story is bigger than our short-term happiness.

Can Christians drink?

A Holiday Tip.

“Leadership” means dealing with reality—including conflict.

eHarmony: I’m not a fan.

If you must read “The Shack“……

On preaching politics from the pulpit….

Why I’d rather work for men.

An open letter to Tim Keller.

Ten of the posts that received the most feedback, on or off-line:

Apparently …


Today’s edition of the Christian Standard enewsletter included a short quote from Brian Jones’ book Second Guessing God. “Nothing ever happens to us that doesn’t ultimately accomplish God’s goals for our lives,” he writes. “God’s providence means he is always working behind the scenes, outside of our view, to provide us with something, even when we don’t understand what’s happening at the time.”

I live most of my life in that space—not understanding what’s happening at the time. Occasionally God allows me to look back and see the way he orchestrated situations and answered prayers to bring me good. More often, he does not, and I must simply trust …