“JESUS CALLING” BY SARAH YOUNG

“JESUS CALLING” BY SARAH YOUNG

In recent months I have been asked several times what I think about Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. So here is my brief response. On October 23, 2013 the NY Times stated, “Since its 2004 release, Ms. Young’s ‘Jesus Calling,’ a collection of 365 short daily ‘devotionals’...
Try Writing Your Conversion Story

Try Writing Your Conversion Story

When I was a student at the Moody Bible Institute I had a class on Personal Evangelism.  One of the assignments was to write our conversion story in Gospel language.  Many students were stunned to get a “D” on their conversion story!  I think I received a “B” on mine....
Fasting During Lent: A Guide

Fasting During Lent: A Guide

What is fasting?  One of my favorite ways of describing fasting is to say, fasting is abstaining from something I normally do, in order to give attention to something I don’t normally do (or don’t do enough!). Two well-known authors on spiritual disciples have defined...
Why Do I Wear Clericals During Lent?

Why Do I Wear Clericals During Lent?

Each year I dust off the clerical uniform in my closet and wear it during the Lenten season. The clerical collar (of Anglican/Protestant heritage) has also been worn by Roman Catholic priests since the middle of the 19th century.  Many early American fundamentalists,...
Why Does Eagan Hills Celebrate Lent?

Why Does Eagan Hills Celebrate Lent?

One of our five core values at Eagan Hills Church is being “historic-contemporary” in our worship. This is far more than singing hymns and choruses. Here is how we express this value. Historic-contemporary means showing solidarity with 2,000 years of the universal...