Please keep Pastor Steve Hopkins of Calvary Chapel in Salem, Oregon in your prayers today, as Steve will be undergoing biopsy for cancer in his kidney.
Not a lot of Christians, especially those in the public eye, will talk about the times when they began doubting the existence of God.
Michael Patton has – and in a blunt, honest way that describes the anguish he went through in the few days he went through his experience, and why he believes that God Himself allowed him to go through the experience to show him that even faith is a gift from God (and not of man).
Ken Pulliam, who describes himself as “no longer a believer (and) an agnostic atheist” responded to Patton’s post (HT: Patton’s Facebook page).
The late Michael Spencer talked about his own struggles with doubt in a reprint of one of his posts from Internet Monk.
Ed Welch has his own view on what to do about spiritual doubts.
Healing evangelist Charles Hunter died on Monday.
Albert Mohler is ending his radio program (HT: Denny Burk).
Mohler on the “end of men” and the disappearance of manhood.
Frank Viola responds to a critic of his and Leonard Sweet’s book Jesus Manifesto (scroll down to the end for a review of that book from a certain blogger and friend).
Chaplain Mike Mercer: I am a pastor (I think many of you may like this article).
Wade Burleson on the evangelistic service on the last night of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting last week in Orlando. Burleson is taking issue with the lack of gospel content in the evangelist’s message…is it only bizarre to me that you’d have an evangelistic message in a conference full of Christians?
Trevin Wax and Danny Akin reflect on last week’s SBC annual meeting.
Luke Gilkerson on Rich Mullins’ song Hold Me Jesus as a prayer for pornography addicts.
Darrin Patrick on using your head in determining God’s call on your life.
Carlos Whittaker on people who leave their church jobs and how church leaders handle it.
Jeff Dunn on the Jesus statue outside Cincinnati that got zapped by lightning.
Chaplain Mike Mercer reviews Rachel Held Evans’ book Evolving in Monkey Town, and Marshall Jones Jr. and Jason Boyett interview Evans.
Lee Grady says, sometimes, you need to talk (the Word) to yourself.
Theologian Mark Noll on how his mind has changed on Nicene Orthodoxy, hymnology and communion in an article for the Christian Century (HT: Nathan Finn).
Tim Challies summarizes Albert Mohler’s talk at last week’s Ligonier Conference on the apparent age of the universe and how to reconcile it with Scripture; Dan Waugh comments.
Dan Edelen asks if church is for believers only.
Harold Camping describes the end of the world; James Swan describes why Camping’s wrong.
Jamie Munson on the life of a third world pastor.
Billy Graham among the theologians (HT: Philip Schroeder from the Thinklings blog).
Mike Foster on snuggling up to your failures.
Meet Francis Chan.
Exodus International celebrates its 35th anniversary this week.
Mark Driscoll: Die with your boots on – just like the apostles.
Andrew Jones eulogizes the late founder of Jews for Jesus, Moishe Rosen.
Jonathan Herron with an excellent quote from Tim Keller on the content of a number of contemporary church sermons.
Leadership Network interviews Lifechurch.tv Innovation Leader Bobby Gruenewald.
Jared Wilson’s primer on how to study the Bible.
Bob Hyatt reflects on imperfect community.
Thabiti Anyabwile on preventing church splits.
Dan Wallace: Is the Bible that big of a mystery?
Nick Bogardus from Mars Hill Church on grace.
Living on $18K per year by choice, not by necessity.
Argentina’s national sport, pato - Spanish for duck, and named because it was once played with a live duck – apparently is in danger.