Top 12 J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes

September 2, 2010 // 18 Comments

Today is the anniversary of the death of J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892 and died 2 September 1973. Can you recall the first time you ever encountered Tolkien? My first memory of anything to do with Tolkien was in the school library where an [...]

Bill Johnson on the Goodness of God

August 29, 2010 // 13 Comments

One of the most thrilling messages I’ve ever heard was preached just a few nights ago. In the middle of the Manifest Presence conference, Bill Johnson preached on the goodness of God. He started with this scripture: The law and the prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the [...]

Top 20 Bill Johnson Quotes from Manifest Presence 2010

August 27, 2010 // 4 Comments

It’s the morning after Manifest Presence 2010. Bill Johnson preached again last night and it was really something. I have never seen anything like it. I know some of you will be reading this because you want some kind of conference review. I’m not going to give you one because I don’t want to diminish with [...]

Joseph Prince: Preacher of Grace

August 24, 2010 // 274 Comments

So the Americans have finally discovered Joseph Prince. A few weeks ago Charisma magazine published an interesting article on the Singaporean preacher entitled “Prince of Grace.” The article describes the growing impact of Prince’s grace preaching, particularly in the US television market. I don’t live [...]

Top 12 Derek Prince Quotes

June 8, 2010 // 5 Comments

They say you don’t really know anything until you have to teach it to others. That has certainly been the case for me. I probably learned more of the Bible in my first year of being a pastor than I had in all my preceding years of being a Christian. There’s nothing like being pushed into the pulpit and having [...]

U2 Frontman Speaks Out: Top 20 Bono Quotes

May 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

Today, the 10th of May, is Bono’s birthday. Everyone has heard of Bono the rock star or Bono the political agitator. Everyone has some idea of what Bono does. But what’s particularly interesting is why Bono does it. A few years ago I read a book called Bono on Bono and it provided a rare glimpse into the [...]

Top 12 Søren Kierkegaard Quotes

May 5, 2010 // 11 Comments

Today, 5 May, is the anniversary of the birthday of that gloomy Dane, Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard, who was born in 1813 and died on 11 on November 1855, has been called the father of existentialism. If you don’t know what existentialism is, just read Ecclesiastes. Existential thinking often pertains to the [...]

Leadership in The Office: Top 15 Michael Scott Quotes

April 16, 2010 // 3 Comments

One thing that unites most church leaders is an interest in the subject of leadership. Leadership is important, I’ll grant you, but honestly, do we need another leaders’ meeting? Since that day in Miletus when Paul met with the Ephesian elders, leaders have been meeting regularly with other leaders to teach [...]

Top 20 Joseph Prince Quotes

March 26, 2010 // 190 Comments

A little game I sometimes play is I switch over to the local Christian TV channel and see how long it takes for the preacher of the moment to mix law with grace. It’s not a game I enjoy! The more I appreciate the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice, the more sensitive I become to those who try and tell me it was [...]

Top 12 C.S. Lewis Quotes

February 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

CS Lewis was probably the most quotable Christian of the past century. I dare say that every second book in a Christian bookstore has at least one quote from the great thinker. I have been looking for an excuse to publish some of my favorite CS Lewis quotes. Well today, February 9th, just happens to be the 68th [...]