I’m a guy who needs about two and half good, serious friendships, and my wife takes up two of those spots. My remaining spot for a half friend may not live close. We may talk once every 6 months. I’m okay with that....Keep Reading
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This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...
Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...
At one point Martin Luther said of himself, “Satan has raged against me with incredible contriving to destroy or hinder me, so that I have often wondered whether I was the only man in the whole world whom he was seeking"....Keep Reading
What is the connection that drew you to your church? Was it that there were other moms with kids? Other empty nesters? Other people of the same race? Maybe someone else there is from the same hometown and that connection made you feel at home. In Peter's denials we see that commonality doesn't produce faithful community. ...Keep Reading
Form the lighthearted to the gospel-empowered, here are some things Milwood is thankful for. ...Keep Reading
I grew up a Muslim in an abusive home, homeless at times, lived in many places of the world, been kidnapped and separated from from my mother for 13 years now, lived like a gangster (it’s hard to believe...I know), lived like a prince of Arabia, been “the popular guy”, been the outcast, danced with death a couple of times, lived extremely hedonistically and then fina...Keep Reading
Today, June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States, legalized gay-marriage in all 50 states. Here are a few thoughts from the Christian perspective. ...Keep Reading
We all want community. But those who just want community kill community. So how do we build it? What are some practical steps we can take? The Bible has answers for us....Keep Reading
Several from Milwood went to the first Simeon Trust Workshop in Austin. Simeon Trust is a Bible study ministry. ...Keep Reading
We all want deep relationships and a close community. But how do we do it? Are there certain people we just "click" with? Is that our only hope? How do we measure true community?...Keep Reading
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANTShould there be an interview with a pastor before joining a church? What about a 3 hour membership class? That seems like a bit much. Does the church really have to affirm each new member's faith in Jesus? Once you become a member does it really matter what you do? Is it necessary to join a church at all? Is important for a church to c...Keep Reading