May we have an awareness, as Jesus showed us, and shows us, of others and respond responsibly. My prayer is that God would give me that awareness and ability to respond in love.
(written Jan. 21, 2017) It was a very strange election year, for many reasons. (I didn’t feel that either party, during the election, put up a viable candidate. OK, that can happen from time to time.) The thing that concerns me is how divisive many have become. I don’t believe that tearing down and ‘throwing …
This is a very good post by Tim Price. Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level – Click here Does look toward taking it to the next level, but also about building foundations, intentionality, and sustainability. Under Document Your Ministry he has a good list: Vision; Culture; Process; Main Thing; Fully …
Sermon idea: I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself. In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …
Very nice piece by @MJGerson https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-our-moment-of-division-who-will-lead/2016/07/11/1a8232fa-4798-11e6-acbc-4d4870a079da_story.html Gerson gives a good analysis of the current (decisive) political situation. He sees a need (as do I) for politicians who do not “immediately fall into partisan ruts, or post Facebook banalities.” Another good quote is: In fact, there are people on the left and right who benefit from …
The website http://everytownresearch.org advocates for common-sense gun laws to improve gun safety and reduce the number of gun deaths. (I’m pretty sure they are not just raising money, but want to work toward a solution.) I like the fact that the website has specific research. It is a good site and seems to be going in …