The Pastor’s Schedule: Jim Martin Advises

Recently we had a conversation about the pastor’s time schedule, and Jim Martin, a friend, posted a comment I thought deserved a separate post. So here it is… This is such an important concern. Working with a church can eat you alive without the kind of boundaries talked about in the above comments.  A couple [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Pray for PeaceWork for Peace Kristie Berglund … beginning to blog … beginning all over again.Jordon Cooper‘s wise words about writing books. Dan Reid … ever the editor. Eugene on “what is a worshipper?” LL Barkat on serendipity ripples. John Frye on expectations and Jesus: Part one and two. Ed Gilbreath on President Obama’s upcoming [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Pray for PeaceWork for Peace Kristie Berglund … beginning to blog … beginning all over again.Jordon Cooper‘s wise words about writing books. Dan Reid … ever the editor. Eugene on “what is a worshipper?” LL Barkat on serendipity ripples. John Frye on expectations and Jesus: Part one and two. Ed Gilbreath on President Obama’s upcoming [Read More...]

Genesis One 15

In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: Current debate about Intelligent Design ultimately concerns purpose. Walton thinks Genesis 1 is about theology, about design, about purpose, and about function. Everything about creation is about God’s [Read More...]

Atheist Delusions 9

David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , has been our guide into some of the philosophical and historical issues at work among the new atheists like Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens. One of the implicit and sometimes explicit claims is that we are enlightened and that [Read More...]

The Manse: by PW

I have a friend, a pastor’s wife, who often reflects about what it is like to live as a pastor’s spouse, and she has been doing a series for us … today reflecting on the “manse.” Join along in this discussion with “PW.” There is a house for sale in our neighborhood and it is [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 20

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps us in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). The missional work of God establishes the missional community of God. Notice what happens as a result of witness to resurrection [Read More...]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 3

It is too easy to be tempted to construct church unity on the basis of our personal, missional, or theological unity instead of the spiritual unity that we have only in and through Jesus Christ. After a considerable time of actually living out the challenges of life together, Bonhoeffer wrote Life Together to record a [Read More...]

Fantasy Football

Is Fantasy Football the root of all evil? Do you play? Why? I don’t get why folks do this, I have to admit. I believe in watching real football, like the Bears themselves, and rooting for that team. I will admit that FF is one step above the American League, but I’m not sure that [Read More...]

Fantasy Football

Is Fantasy Football the root of all evil? Do you play? Why? I don’t get why folks do this, I have to admit. I believe in watching real football, like the Bears themselves, and rooting for that team. I will admit that FF is one step above the American League, but I’m not sure that [Read More...]


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