Wednesday, September 10, 2008

East Point Church is Online!

East Point Church is online! And I could not be happier. Being a part of the leadership for East Point Church is one of the greatest privileges of my life. We are eagerly anticipating what God will graciously and mercifully do through us. While this is good news, the bad news is that I will not be blogging at Non Nobis Domine any more. No, I will not stop blogging. East Point Church has a blog and I will blog there from now on. So come on over sometime!

Writing and reading the content of this blog has really been an encouragement and challenge for me over these few years. I thank each of you for your participation, comments, encouragements and critiques. I hope you will visit us at East Point Church so we can continue the conversation for Reformation. There is much work to be done. And while I will not be working here, do know that the labors continue as the Kingdom of God is expanding and Christ is proclaimed.

So we solicit your prayers. Our vision is for a fellowship of believers who Worship God, Preach Christ, Disciple Believers, and impact our community and world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

See ya at EPC!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Gospel Coalition 09

I have the distinct pleasure of being a member of The Gospel Coalition. TGC is a fellowship of Gospel ministers who desire to reclaim the Gospel as the central and defining message of the church. Every other year TGC sponsors a conference in which some central elements of the Gospel and its impact on the preacher and the church is examined. This coming year, the conference will be held on April 21-23, 2009. The theme of the conference is Entrusted with the Gospel: Living the Vision of II Timothy. Registration is open.

Here is a brief video of Tim Keller explaining one of the key elements of TGC conferences. You can find more videos on the conference at the website.

Friday, September 05, 2008


The conventions are over and I have a question, "All rhetoric aside, which convention would you have liked to attend?"

The Republican National Convention:

or the Democratic National Convention:

The Republicans can be thankful that presidential campaigns are not won or lost at conventions. If it were so, the Democrats would win in a landslide. The RNC looked and sounded like something out of the 70's.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hip Hop and Republican?

Check 'em out.

Check out the website:

Also here is a story on the consternation of a growing number of socially conservative African-Americans. Even for black conservatives the issue is not black and white.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Out of the Black Shadows

What have I been reading lately? Well, a number of books. Perhaps the most enjoyable and stimulating has been Out of the Black Shadows: The Amazing Transformation of Stephen Lungu by Stephen Lungu. I gave the book to my son to read and before he started reading it he asked if I had read it. I said no. Everyday I would see him engrossed in the book and I realized that not only was I probably missing a good read, but I was also missing an opportunity to dialogue with my son on spiritual matters contained in the book. So I took up the book as well. He was over half way finished and I told him that I would catch him and pass him in no time. (He thinks I read fast. But I don't read real fast, I just read diligently) Sure enough, once I picked the book up, I could not put it down. The book is autobiographical and yet it is full of suspense, tragedy, trial, and triumph in the Lord.

Stephen Lungu was born to a teenage mother in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She was forced to marry a much older man who would become Stephen's father, but she never cared for him. Likewise he did not care much for her and thought Stephen to not be his son. Eventually his mother abandoned him on the streets and there began a life of homelessness and crime. Soon Stephen became a gang leader of the Black Shadows (thus the name of the book), and a black nationalist terrorist and a hater of Christianity. One night he attends a gospel tent meeting with the intentions of setting off home made bombs. But the gospel that was preached gripped his heart and the bombs remained in the bag, though the cries of his heart were let out as he repented of his sins and trusted Christ as his Savior. Thus began an amazing life long ministry of evangelism to Africa and around the world.

This is a wonderful book and an amazing story of God's grace beyond measure. It reminds me of the power of God in the simple proclamation of the Word to drastically and dramatically change lives. If you have not, do yourself a favor and pick up this book. I am sure you will not want to put it down.