Here Are the Top 10 Oreo Flavors.

Happy Friday everyone. Now, to make you smile, brought to you by my favorite food bloggers here are the top ten special Oreo flavors. P.S. You’re getting this article a week late. Sign up for “The 5-Point Reformer” on the right, and you’ll get my top 5 weekly resources for reforming life fresh off the boat.

A Follow-Up About Sermon Templates.

Several of you asked about my sermon template after I mentioned it a couple of weeks back. If there’s enough interest, I might make a few videos or an ebook, but for now let me try to give the broad strokes. I hesitate to dish it out without my justification of each part, but I […]

The Whole Eugene Peterson Dealio.

I don’t want to get into the politics of this, and I’m not a Eugene Peterson fan in the first place, since I think his writing is mucky. But I’m a little dismayed by the way the reformed evangelical world so easily and summarily dismisses a particular personality type, and that’s the type that leans right-brained and […]

To Thesaurus, or No?

David Foster Wallace says every writer needs a Thesaurus, Dictionary and Usage Dictionary by his side: I urge my students to get a usage dictionary… To recognize that you need a usage dictionary, you have to be paying a level of attention to your own writing that very few people are doing… A usage dictionary is [like] […]

Two Books for Getting Things Done

As the school year creeps on me, I’ve been reviewing some books for getting things done. My favorite simple source is Tim Challies, “Do More Better“.  The second is a new one for me called “The Organized Pastor“. Not an all-inclusive-stay on the organizational principles beach, but it was hugely helpful in pointing me to a half-dozen […]

The Last ScribblePreach Award

Dear Readers, As many of you know by now, I’ve recently received a call to RUF ministry at the University of Missouri. Over the weekend, several conversations and other acute circumstances have conspired together to make up my mind on something I’ve questioned: If campus ministry is going to take 50-60 hours of my week […]

The ScribblePreach Awards 05.09.2017

From the Pub: All Marriages are Beautiful Mistakes Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might have found more suitable mates. But the “real soul-mate” is the one you […]

7 Things to Know About Conversational Prayer

I know I’ll get flack for this, being as I am in the Reformed world, but I regularly practice something known as “conversational prayer”: I speak to God, I listen for God, and no – I’m not necessarily listening for scriptures to come to mind (as Paul Miller recommends in his “A Praying Life”). This […]

10 Reasons I’m Thrilled to Join RUF @ Mizzou

Hey Everyone, A life update: two weeks ago, Brenna and I drove out to St. Louis, where we were commissioned as missionaries to the University of Missouri through Reformed University Fellowship. Yay! We’ve been waiting for a call to college campus pastoral ministry for 8 years, and it’s surreal to see the Lord giving us […]

ScribblePreach Awards 04.29.2017

From the Pub: The Church Through the Dark Ages “If our faith had been a mere fad of the fading empire, fad would have followed fad in the twilight, and if the civilization ever reemerged (and many such have never re-emerged) it would have been under some new barbaric flag. But the Christian Church was […]