No one gets out of here alive… Death and grief are things that I am familiar with. I’ve known them since I was just under 3 years old… as long as I can remember. First it was my mom. I think it was some time in August of ’82. She was pregnant with my brother […]
This is a condensed version of the ‘What the Atonement Did” series I wrote a few years back. This version appeared in the March 2007 edition of Next-Wave. We evangelical Christians talk a lot about atonement stories, throwing out theories of penal substitution, ransom, recapitulation, and so on. These are all good, but, this is […]
Bob Hyatt (bob.blog) has a good post about video venue and how they will eventually lead to the death of preaching. This goes right along with the thoughts from my last post. I can foresee that if church takes this shape, we will have more and more people driven to “discover” preaching as their spiritual […]
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 […]