By Bob Hiller - My good buddy, Rev. Eric Eichinger, has written a wonderful book on Olympic runner and missionary Eric Liddell. I’m honored to have him contribute this piece on the Jagged Word. Check out his book here!~Bob By Eric Eichinger — Truth be told, occasionally I find myself not wanting to walk through … Continue reading We Could Use A Liddell Perseverance
By Bob Hiller - One of my great regrets from last year’s “Here We Still Stand Conference” (There are only 165 tickets left! I’d better get some kickback for that plug…) was not hearing Steven Paulson’s interview on the Thinking Fellows. But I understand he is quoted to have said something like, “America was designed … Continue reading Bad News Church: America Doesn’t Like You
By Bob Hiller - How would you respond if I told you that you are a sheep? My guess is that your initial response would not be positive. In fact, when we call someone a sheep in our day, we usually mean they are weak—a follower. They blindly follow a leader with no thought or … Continue reading Stop Picking on the Sheep
By Bob Hiller - There seems to be an inordinate amount of literature on pastoral leadership these days. Some of it is good and helpful. I have personally benefited in wonderful ways from a leadership program I was involved with some time back. But other leadership material is not as useful. I worry that some … Continue reading Are Pastors Called to Be Leaders?
By Bob Hiller - Something rather significant happened in the NCAA championship this past Monday night. No, it’s not that I filled out the winning bracket in my pool. That dream died on the second afternoon of the tournament. No, the significance lies in how Villanova won. This is their second championship in the last … Continue reading What the Church Can Learn from Villanova
By Bob Hiller Whatever happened to old Barabbas? You remember Barabbas from the Passion narrative, don’t you? He’s the robber (John 8:40), the notorious insurrectionist and murderer (Matt. 27:16; Mark. 15:7; Luke 23:18-19) who is bound for the cross the same week Jesus was on trial. When Pilate took up the custom of releasing a … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Barabbas?
By Bob Hiller - Mark Twain once said “It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” This Lent my congregation has been working through the book of James. I’m convinced there is no better season in the church calendar for this … Continue reading My Problem with Sola Scriptura