“We work in the confidence that God is able to give us the gifts and graces needed for ministry in our time and place.” -Will Willimon, Pastor “Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.“- Col 4:17 When I read the Willimon quote above, the first thing Read more about the sea…[…]
“The church is then not simply the bearer of the message of reconciliation, in the way a newspaper or a telephone company can bear any message with which it is entrusted. Nor is the church simply the result of a message, as an alumni association is the product of a school or the crowd in Read more about quotes… the church[…]
“As I have interacted with various members of these [emerging church] groups, however, I have noticed on the one hand a propensity to react against evangelicalism’s modernity with versions of Christianity that look similar to classic Protestant liberalism. On the other hand, some emergent and/or self-described postmodern churches look like more extreme versions of self-expressivist Read more about The Great Giveaway…[…]
Colossians 3:18-4:6 This is subversive thinking at its best. This is nonviolent resistance to this broken world and its broken ways at its best.
Colossians 3:1-17 Following your bliss is great, but sometimes, your bliss is treacherous and self-defeating.
November’s Next Wave is taking shape… But I would love your input. If you have an article on faith, spirituality or church, culture and/or the interplay between the two… a book, movie or music review… or just some good writing, email me.
Some good missional thinking… from a self-proclaimed fundamentalist! Tim Challies on Halloween: I am guessing my neighbourhood is all-too-typical in that people typically arrive home from work and immediately drive their cars into the garage. More often than not they do not emerge again until the next morning when they leave for work once more. Read more about Some good missional thinking…[…]
It’s a poorly kept secret that SOL gets material from my blog. Often, some of the more outrageous stuff I post on ends up there, maybe a day after. I’m not sure how I became the research department for such a wacky website, but there you have it. In the comment to this post on Read more about Ingrid is a prophet![…]
As a pastor, a fact of life that you come to grips with (or better come to grips with) pretty quickly is that your supply of avaliable time is exceeded by the amount of people and needs that demand that time.
I’ve been thinking in taxonomies lately… maybe I’ll be writing about a few of them.
But this one is in my head this morning- both as something that is currently guiding me and something that needs to guide me more and more- as my kids get older and as my church community grows, who gets my time?
First, my wife. She needs more of my time than she’s getting right now. More of my attention, too.
Next, my kids. Jack is definitely getting to the point where dad’s attention is becoming more and more important. I think to Jane I’m still the one who doesn’t have breasts, but still… both of them need Dad.
Next is my family here in town- my mom, my stepdad. They need more of me than they are currently getting…