Monthly Archives: April 2015

A culture of ‘me’

David Brooks on the shift of culture toward me. CLICK HERE

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Hang on!

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ ESV)

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Bible Belt?

From 1500+ to under 20 religious groups in Crimea in a year. Christianity  Today reports about the church under Russian rule of Crimea… CLICK HERE

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READ: @jr_briggs interviews Eugene Peterson

J. R. Briggs (did you read FAIL yet? you should. go HERE) anyway @jr_briggs interviewed Eugene Peterson about being “The Relationally Grounded Pastor.” It’s about pastoral ministry. Shepherding. Check out these quotes that struck me:

“I’m alarmed that we measure things by what the world counts as important.”

“…if we let people define themselves in terms of problems then they get defined in our minds as problems. We have to fix them, and that’s just death for a pastoral vocation.”

“…let your congregation be the congregation it can be out of who they are.”

Read the interview HERE. I hope you will be challenged and encouraged.

If you have not read Pastor, Peterson’s memoir, you owe it to yourself to make time, maybe this summer, to dwell on this scholar/pastor’s story.

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Happy Easter

Today in the Orthodox world is Easter. May my friends in that part of the world rejoice afresh in the knowledge the Jesus is risen!

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faithfulness

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! (‭Psalm‬ ‭117‬:‭1-2‬ ESV)

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