Happy New Year! 


A blessed 2017 to you, your families, and your congregations. My family and I had the privilege of spending the holidays in South Florida — hence the break from blogging. It was a wonderful time of refreshing and re-orientation. The almost total break from digital technology made me realize how much harder I have to work to keep it under control. I’ll be returning to that subject frequently in 2017, and I’d be honored if you would continue to visit this blog throughout the year and share its content with others.


8 Ways To Turn On Your Brain When Reading The News
Some questions to ask when reading the media.

Interpreting the Bible in 3 Simple Steps
The three steps are observation, elucidation, and application. Observation answers the question, “What does the text say?” Elucidation answers the question, “What does it mean?” Application answers the question, “What does it mean to me?”

A year of living with (chronic) fatigue
A counselor’s lessons from a draining year of living with chronic fatigue syndrome

Ten Major Trends for Churches in 2017
Thom Rainer with his annual predictions. Sometimes a bit Southern-Baptist-centric but still helpful.

Feeding on Christ Reestablishing Ministry Goals
Nick suggests five categories for congregations to conduct an “end-of-year report.”

We need to talk about church scheduling
Yes, we sure do.

16 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016
Bob Kellemen’s always reliable list.

Kindle Books

God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China $1.99.

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision $2.99.

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More? Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist $0.99

New Book

God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ

  • Nilton Rodolfo Rodrigues

    Pr. David Murray, happy new year to you and your family too! May God bless you. Regards from Brazil.

    • David Murray

      Thanks Nilton.

  • Dan Phillips

    What an absolutely beautiful family. Do they all talk as cool as you, or has America ruined the wee bairns?

    • David Murray

      Thanks Dan. They are all slowly losing their Scottish accents. Traitors!

      • Dan Phillips