Feb 20, 2013
My series on the sovereignty of God is over, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s nothing like trudging your way through the mystery of God first thing in the morning. And in the course of writing that series, I had to switch from coffee to tea in the morning.
Don’t even get me started on whether God foreordained that.
I’m really glad I wrote about the sovereignty of God. It has perplexed me for quite some time. However, I’m happy to be moving on. Here’s a little preview of what’s coming up next week besides the typical First Draft Father posts on Thursday and Justice Series on Friday:
What I Love/Hate about Being Evangelical
I still self-identify as an evangelical, but I’m well aware that there are some pretty large groups of more conservative evangelicals who would call me either a liberal or an unbeliever. I can’t quite understand why a movement that, while created as a protest against liberals and fundamentalists, aimed to be broad and diverse from the start has suddenly become so narrow and dogmatic.
I’d like to take a step back next week to look at what actually makes someone and evangelical and then ask, “Does it matter?”
When Will the Holy Spirit Come?
I need a little bit of time to let this series develop, but one of the themes I run into over and over again among Christians is a struggle to understand the Holy Spirit. I’ve been through some pretty hard spots myself, and I think it’s time to write about that. I also want to explore what it looks like to experience the Holy Spirit, from prayer to tongues to gifts.
R & R for Writers
I’ve been working on a top secret project with my friend Kristin Tennant, and we’ll be unveiling it next week. If you’re a Christian who loves to write, this could be perfect for you. There will only be 30 spots, so if you want the first crack at one of them, make sure you’ve subscribed to my e-newsletter.