9 min to read “Writing is easy; you just open a vein and bleed.” One famous author described the writing process with this insightful sarcasm. Anyone who sits down at a writing desk has felt the truth of these words. Writing is hard, at least for most people. Sure, there are some blessed folks who write effortlessly, one magnificent paragraph after another. But for …
5 min to read I peruse my newsfeed every morning. I find news about the election, details about COVID advances, wildfires in the west. But recently, a series of articles caught my attention. The articles issue warnings about pastors quitting ministry. I haven’t posted or shared any of these articles on social media because I anticipate they will blow back with people saying (or …
< 1 minute Pastors feel a good pressure to press the Church to read the Bible wisely. We don’t allow scientists or doctors to play fast and lose with medicine and facts. And we certainly don’t allow people to play fast and loose with Scripture. Here’s an article I found helpful. #bible #biblestudy
8 min to read After my church’s most recent new member class, I reflected on the importance of choosing a church home. God designed the local church as the center of truth and energy for the Christian life. No other membership holds broader impact on a person or family than a local church, with many fingers of influence reaching into every area of life.
< 1 minute Tim Challies always brings careful Christian thought to difficult topics. While waiting for a copy of White Fragility to come available at the library, Challies’ article gave me a thought provoking primmer. #race #whitefragility
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< 1 minute It seems there’s no end to the pastoral wisdom of Steve Viars. Here’s an article explaining how and why his church has chosen their path in the pandemic. Much to emulate.
Why Faith Church Listens to the Health Department – link in bio
#church #covid #lovingyourcommunity
5 min to read What you do on a hill says a lot about how you view Jesus, yourself, and the world. We use this cliché all the time to explain ourselves. This is a hill to die on. That’s not a hill to die on. And so forth. The cliché assumes a hill has only one purpose: death. But there’s a deeper issue to consider. How will you die on that hill?
#humility #suffering #love #worship
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2 min to read We want some stability and hope in this life. But where do we find it?
#hope #expectations #promisesofGod