I was thinking about ‘spiritual gifts’ this morning. Rolling around the idea that maybe our various church cultures (at least in the evangelical stream) do a great job of promoting the gifts of preaching and teaching… and the personalities that go along with them. The trend I have seen is that ‘going into (the) ministry’ […]
Scattered thoughts on Driscol's final thoughts, or don't spend your crazy weather on self recognition.
Final Thoughts from Pastor Mark at 12:37 am After the Lowest Sunday in Many Years Some random thoughts and question raised by this post: Is it holy to feel humbled that people did extraordinary things to come see and hear you? Devotion is a good, good thing… however we always must raise the question, what […]
Michael Spencer recently posted a honest piece about what the past year of His life has been like and why He gave up on your god. It is honest, beautiful, and (apparently) like kicking a hive of proselytizing hornets that are just itchin’ to get you across the Tiber (aka make you one of the “True […]
Luke 23.8 records Herod being very glad to see Jesus. Why? Because Herod wanted to see something spectacular, to see a sign and a wonder… in short, Herod wanted entertainment. I often wonder why I come to Jesus. Is it because i am captivated by the beauty, truth, and love of Yahweh made manifest in […]
November 26, update: This post is in response to thoughts like this: “I’ve just been informed that one cannot be a Barthian and a Christian”(overheard at the BHT). Theologians do not merely amplify, refine, defend, and deliver to the next generation a timeless fixed orthodoxy. Rather, by speaking from within the community of faith, they […]