Recently, I mentioned in a sermon my uneasiness when people tell me they’re not getting fed in church. To be fair, it doesn’t happen all the time. Enough, though. My point was that I’m not there to feed the church. We’re there to feast on the word together. I forgot to make this point: Everyday you go to work. Every other week or so you get a paycheck. You’d never tell your boss that you’re…..
How can leaders tell if they’re only frustrated because things aren’t working out their way? Easy. They’re content when things aren’t going their way, but are working out. Stay blessed…john
I finished some reading from A.W. Tozer on prayer. You should consider doing the same! Here’s a piece that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: Our consideration of the power and efficacy of prayer enters into the question of why we are part of a Christian congregation and what that congregation is striving to be and do. We have to consider whether we are just going around and around–like a religious merry-go-round. Are…..
I don’t think I had ever paid attention to this hymn before, When the Church of Jesus. You know, it’s in the back of the hymnal–one of those newer ones. Actually, it’s under the heading of “Called to God’s Mission.” If you pay attention, you’ll see what a convicting truth that is. When the Church of Jesus Shuts its outer door, Lest the roar of traffic Drown the voice of prayer: May our prayers, Lord,…..
Leave it to me to wait until the absolute latest to participate in a mandatory clergy sexual ethics training. It wouldn’t have mattered what the training would have been; I still probably would have been one of the last ones. At least there were about 20 others in my boat. I don’t know what you think a training about clergy sexual ethics includes, but I’ve been to a few and I was sure I knew……