The Day Martin Luther King Died

Tomorrow is the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and LIFE magazine is publishing some never-seen-before pictures taken at the motel in Memphis from later that sad day.


Forgiving A Killer

Cindy Winters, the widow of slain Pastor Fred Winters, speaks out about forgiveness in Jesus.

Johnny Cash

Yesterday would have been Johnny Cash’s 77th birthday.  In an essay from 2005, Russell D. Moore comments on Johnny Cash’s unique influence on the “MTV generation”, that still lives on after his death.  He writes:

“Cash always seemed to connect. When other Christian celebrities tried to down-play sin and condemnation in favor of upbeat messages about how much better life is with Jesus, Cash sang about the tyranny of guilt and the certainty of coming judgment. An angst-ridden youth culture may not have fully comprehended guilt, but they understood pain. And, somehow, they sensed Cash was for real.

The face of Johnny Cash reminded this generation that he has tasted everything the MTV culture has to offer—and found there a way that leads to death. In a culture that idolizes the hormonal surges of youth, Cash reminds the young of what MTV doesn’t want them to know: “It is appointed to man once to die, and after this the judgment.” His creviced face and blurring eyes remind them that there is not enough Botox in all of Hollywood to revive a corpse.”

Click here to read the entire essay.

Mark Dever Interviews Don Whitney

I just finished reading “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”, by Don Whitney, which I strongly recommend to anyone interested in developing the disciplines for growing in Christ-likeness.  In this interview by Mark Dever, he discusses busyness, praying through Scripture, the disciplines, mysticism, and more.

Donald Whitney Interview