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Looking at contemporary culture from a Christian worldview

What do you do when the power goes out? Keep preaching Christ.

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  • Recently at the Shepherds’ Conference in Los Angeles held at Grace Church, mid sermon the power went out. The place went black with only emergency lights dimly shining in the cavernous brick auditorium.  What did John MacArthur do? He grabbed a flashlight and just kept on preaching. He didn’t flinch. He was unflappable.  He literally just kept going. His voice grew with intensity as he unpacked the covenant of redemption. Soon his voice was traveling powerfully to every corner of the room.  Dr. MacArthur just went on preaching Christ. In Spurgeon fashion he powerfully pleaded with pastors to preach Christ or stop preaching.


Derek Thomas

And you can read Mars Hill Church’s response here: of-advisors-accountability, which includes the comments “While not uncommon or illegal, this unwise strategy is not one we had used before or since, and not one we will use again.”


Tim Keller Book Reviews

  • The Father and Son (The Encounters with Jesus Series-IX) by Timothy Keller
  • The Mother of God (The Encounters with Jesus Series-X) by Timothy Keller


Music Reviews

  • Inlandia: The Remix Collection – Jars of Clay
  • 100 – KB (ep)

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence. I’m married for 35 years, a Cardinal fan, a manager at a Fortune 100 company, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I also have a passion to help organizations to become healthy. My favorite book is the Bible, and some other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.

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