2005 Archives

Adrian Warnock interviews Josh on being discipled by CJ (December 21, 2005) - Today, Adrian posted an interview with Josh in response to the interest raised in part by Tim Challies' post about his desire for mentorship, which cited Josh and CJ's relationship as an example. The interview covers such topics as how... (Keep Reading Adrian Warnock interviews Josh on being discipled by CJ)
The Wrong Decision (December 18, 2005) - I shared the following comments with my church this morning. Sometimes you learn the hard way, but I'm grateful for a patient congregation and the faithful wounds of friends. "This year because Christmas morning falls on a Sunday I made... (Keep Reading The Wrong Decision)
A Great Resource for Couples (December 16, 2005) - The team of pastors at my church who are responsible for married couples have created a blog called MarriedLife for husbands and wives. Each week Brian, Joe, John and Robin share insight on romance, parenting and other helpful topics.... (Keep Reading A Great Resource for Couples)
"Stop Dating the Church" Study Guide (December 12, 2005) - If you're interested in using Stop Dating the Church in a small group or Sunday school class, a free study guide is available.... (Keep Reading "Stop Dating the Church" Study Guide)
Preparing a Sermon (with John Stott) (December 10, 2005) - The following is something I put together for myself after reading John Stott's book Between Two Worlds on preaching. This is basically an outline of his chapter on preparing a message with slight additions for my own personal use.... (Keep Reading Preparing a Sermon (with John Stott))
The Wheel...Unveiled (December 10, 2005) - After weeks of anticipation...the "the wheel" has finally been revealed. Visit Save The Wheel to see the hilarious Drowning Melville movies and to clear up the mystery behind this nationwide movement. (By the way the Melville flicks are now... (Keep Reading The Wheel...Unveiled)
Biblical Advice for the Blogosphere (December 7, 2005) - Today in my quiet time I read Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 which seems to me to have specific application to the blogosphere: "Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart... (Keep Reading Biblical Advice for the Blogosphere)
Part 2 of Courtship Series (November 30, 2005) - We just posted the message "Courtship is a Community Project" which is part two of a series we did at Covenant Life Church. There was a delay because we included something from fellow pastor Gary Ricucci. At the end of... (Keep Reading Part 2 of Courtship Series)
Elisabeth Elliot (November 28, 2005) - In my sermon on Sunday I quoted Elisabeth Elliot, from a letter to her nephew Pete: "The world cries for men who are strong--strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer. I pray that you will be that... (Keep Reading Elisabeth Elliot)
Courtship in Community (November 21, 2005) - This past Sunday I kicked off a two-part sermon series on relationships at my church. We decided as a pastoral team that our whole church would benefit from being addressed on what really matters in godly relationships. We want to... (Keep Reading Courtship in Community)
Courtship Comic (November 12, 2005) - "Jiffy and Lou" was a comic-strip I used to draw for my old New Attitude Magazine. This particular installment on courtship was one of my personal favorites:"What is Courtship" Note: I'm grateful to Young Ladies Christian Fellowship for putting my... (Keep Reading Courtship Comic)
Stupid Rumor (November 12, 2005) - We just got another email (this one from someonen in the UK, I believe) asking if it was true that Shannon and I had gotten a divorce. We've been trying to put this ugly rumor to rest for nearly 5... (Keep Reading Stupid Rumor)
Winter Oil (November 12, 2005) - I was thrilled to be invited to Winter Oil a conference that gathers predominantly Korean-American Christians. My two friends and fellow-pastors Joe Lee and Eric Simmons are planning to drive up with me. Joe and his wife Esther used... (Keep Reading Winter Oil)
This is a New Post (November 11, 2005) - Just got this comment posted that made me smile: "Time for a new post on the blog..." Uh, yeah. That's true, isn't it? Here's a better idea. Go read one of these actually useful sites: Ģ Rebelution: My 17-year old... (Keep Reading This is a New Post)
Not About Willpower (October 22, 2005) - The following is a reader's response to the book "Sex is Not the Problem (Lust is)"... Josh, Your book is a great blessing to me. I've struggled with lust all my life--even before my preteen years and even into my... (Keep Reading Not About Willpower)
I Stink at Evangelism (October 21, 2005) - I preached a message on evangelism this past Sunday. This is funny to me because I am the world's worst personal evangelist. But now I realize that my ministry to the Body of Christ on this subject is to... (Keep Reading I Stink at Evangelism)
An Antidote to Lust (October 21, 2005) - I found the following article by Alan P. Medinger very insightful and helpful in my ongoing fight against lust. Grateful Heart: An Antidote to Lust By ALAN P. MEDINGER Did you ever wonder why your struggles with lust seem to... (Keep Reading An Antidote to Lust)
Listening in London (October 14, 2005) - Here's another encouraging letter: To the pastors of Covenant Life Church, Hello. My name is Jonny and I live in London, England. I just wanted to take the opportunity to write a letter of thanks to the pastors of covenant... (Keep Reading Listening in London)
Get Married or Get Divorced (October 14, 2005) - Josh recently received this letter from a pastor... Dear Josh, I am a pastor of a small church. This past Saturday one of my families came to our work day (they had to drive 45 miles to get there) and... (Keep Reading Get Married or Get Divorced)
Forget Reinvention (October 11, 2005) - savethewheel.com... (Keep Reading Forget Reinvention)
Sara Groves/Crowder Chowder (September 30, 2005) - Shannon and I are big fans of Sara Groves. I'm listening to the new single from her forthcoming album. The single is called "You are the Sun." I bought it off iTunes. She's uses the imagery of God being... (Keep Reading Sara Groves/Crowder Chowder)
A comment on a comment (September 27, 2005) - Below is a comment posted a few weeks ago: "I've been with my bf for about 4 years and the past 2 years I have had this feeling that maybe I shouldn't be with him. Everytime I heard a sermon... (Keep Reading A comment on a comment)
"Happy Translated Book Day" (September 17, 2005) - Here's an exciting letter we just received: Dear brother Josh: I have just, by the Lord's grace, finished translating to Arabic your book Not Even a Hint [a.k.a. Sex Is Not The Problem (Lust Is) ]. I was able to... (Keep Reading "Happy Translated Book Day")
Josh on Fox News Radio: Update (September 17, 2005) - The following are comments I shared with my church family this morning. There's nothing new here, but I pray it encourages us all to rightly respond to these sad events. The content is shaped by wise counsel from my mentor... (Keep Reading Josh on Fox News Radio: Update)
Josh on the Radio Tonight: Find a Local Station (August 26, 2005) - Since the other link I posted takes one a round-about way, here's a link to the page that helps you find a local station, if you want to catch Josh on Fox News Radio tonight. Also, FYI, Josh and I... (Keep Reading Josh on the Radio Tonight: Find a Local Station)
Josh on Fox News Radio (August 25, 2005) - Friday August 26 at 10:15 PM, Josh will be doing a live radio interview on the Alan Colmes Show. Colmes, known for his outspoken liberal commentary, will be interviewing Josh on the controversial principles found in his books I Kissed... (Keep Reading Josh on Fox News Radio)
Time to Cheat My Blog (August 19, 2005) - Last night we had a meeting of our whole pastoral team and our conversation focused on being faithful in managing our schedules so that they reflect God's priorities. As we talked and got the input of our dear wives... (Keep Reading Time to Cheat My Blog)
A Right View of God's Good Gift (August 17, 2005) - Someone recently wrote: "I can't really find an appropriate section to post my comments so I'm putting them here... I was raised to believe in the importance of staying pure until marriage. I read all of your books on courtship... (Keep Reading A Right View of God's Good Gift)
Since New Attitude: An Update on God's Grace (August 17, 2005) - We just got this encouraging letter from a lady who God brought to NA04. This is an update of what has happened since... Josh, You may not remember me, but I gave my testimony at last years New Attitude Conference.... (Keep Reading Since New Attitude: An Update on God's Grace)
Real Life Courtship vs. Paint by Numbers Courtship (August 15, 2005) - Here's a comment Gretchen posted: "I'm nearly 22, and finally getting to put all the courtship theories to the test: I'm being courted by a man I've been in love with since I was 13. I'm finding that courtship in... (Keep Reading Real Life Courtship vs. Paint by Numbers Courtship)
New Title and Cover (August 8, 2005) - Two days ago I received my first copy of the newly titled and repackaged "Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)." I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I suppose for a lot of people it will... (Keep Reading New Title and Cover)
Fighting for Holiness in Iraq (August 5, 2005) - Several months ago we received a request for books from a Chaplain serving in Iraq. We sent boxes of CJ Mahaney's "The Cross Centered Life" and "Not Even a Hint." The following are from two different letters we got... (Keep Reading Fighting for Holiness in Iraq)
Covenant Life Sermons on Your iPod (August 3, 2005) - Our church is now podcasting (aren't we so hip?) our Sunday messages. So now you can get our sermons on your iPod each week. Visit the podcast page of the Covenant Life website to sign up.... (Keep Reading Covenant Life Sermons on Your iPod)
Free Study Guide for "Stop Dating the Church" (August 3, 2005) - Natalie asked: "I wanted to know if there was a good study guide out there for Stop Dating the Church? I wanted to lead a study on it at my college. I really enjoyed reading the book and it had... (Keep Reading Free Study Guide for "Stop Dating the Church")
Answer on Searching for True Love (July 29, 2005) - Michelle asked, "Is the "Searching For True Love" video series available in DVD? I'm a youth group leader from Newcastle, Australia and we would like to purchase the set to use in our youth group meetings later this term.... (Keep Reading Answer on Searching for True Love)
The Priority of Prayer (July 29, 2005) - This past year our church had a special week of prayer. It was a chance for us to humble ourselves, acknowledge our need for God's help in every aspect of life and call out to him as a church... (Keep Reading The Priority of Prayer)
Any Old School New Attitude Folks Out There? (July 26, 2005) - My old friend Sheena posted a comment. It is a scary thing to have people who knew you in highschool! Sheena, you asked about Trevor Massely. He was the perfect (imaginary) homeschooler that we wrote about. The hilarious thing... (Keep Reading Any Old School New Attitude Folks Out There?)
Comments Back On (July 26, 2005) - I decided to turn the "comments" feature back on for the blog. I turned them off a long time ago because we started getting some irate and angry posts. I don't mind people hating me really it's just that I... (Keep Reading Comments Back On)
Introducing Jo and Katherine (July 26, 2005) - Because I'm frequently falling behind in posting all the stuff I want to post here, I've enlisted the help of Jo Medler and Katherine Reynolds. Jo helps me answer all my email and Katherine is my assistant at Covenant Life.... (Keep Reading Introducing Jo and Katherine)
Billy Graham in NY (June 21, 2005) - This Thursday Shannon and I will take a train up to New York City to be part of the Billy Graham Crusade. I've become friends with Billy's grandson Tullian Tchividjian who pastors in South Florida. He invited us up to... (Keep Reading Billy Graham in NY)
8 Year Anniversary for "I Kissed..." (May 4, 2005) - My publisher sent me a copy of a press release that they sent out today. This is amazing grace! It's hard to believe that it has been eight years since my first book came out. - Josh For Immediate Release... (Keep Reading 8 Year Anniversary for "I Kissed...")
A School Teacher on Lust (May 3, 2005) - I just got this email and was encouraged by it: "Just wanted to say thank you for Not Even a Hint. What a great resource in the fight against lust! I am a teacher and I can tell you I... (Keep Reading A School Teacher on Lust)
Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference (April 23, 2005) - Shannon and I just returned from an amazing time at the Sovereign Grace Leaders Conference. CJ did an outstanding job leading and planning the whole event. I believe there were nearly 700 pastors there with their wives. John Piper gave... (Keep Reading Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference)
Resurrection Sunday (March 24, 2005) - I have the joy of preaching this Sunday. What a day...our Lord has risen and conquered death forever! At our church we're in the middle of a series on Acts and the schedule worked perfectly so that the conversion of... (Keep Reading Resurrection Sunday)
Extreme Makeover for Two Books (March 1, 2005) - We'll be putting stuff on the homepage in the months to come about this, but I thought I'd reward the two people reading this blog (that number includes me) by announcing that both "Boy Meets Girl" and "Not Even a... (Keep Reading Extreme Makeover for Two Books)
My name is Ed. I'm (January 21, 2005) - My name is Ed. I'm the Senior Pastor of a 1000-member-church in Wisconsin. I've been Senior Pastor for 4 years. Well, Senior Pastor in name only, really, since there were no other pastors on staff. That is, until this last... (Keep Reading My name is Ed. I'm)
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