Friday Stream of Consciousness – 11

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Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning:

  • Admit it, Tim Tebow is getting better. Does that bother you? Why?
  • This week I attended 2 events to promote the Pepperdine Lectures. One was Mike Cope’s welcome party in Los Angeles, the other was Jerry Rushford’s farewell tour in San Diego. Other than the obvious importance of each, one thing that struck me was the difference between the ministers and church cultures in San Diego and Los Angeles.
  • Is it better to work fewer hours every day but work 7 days a week, or work longer hours five days a week and have 2 distinct days off?
  • I’m tired of hearing the illogical argument that great defense beats good offense. It’s similar to the old irresistible force vs. immovable object argument. If it’s a great offense, it scores lots of points. If it’s a great defense, it shuts down the offense. Please.
  • 2 Corinthians is absolutely amazing. When it comes to spiritual substance, I think it may be the most underrated book of the New Testament.
  • President Obama has asked Congress for another 1.2 trillion dollars–though we’re already more than 15 trillion dollars in debt. Whatever your political persuasion…that ain’t good.
  • Is there anything better than hearing a baby belly-laugh?
  • Two authors who make significant and sometimes controversial statements with which I nearly never disagree–Edwin Friedman and Jim Collins.
  • Two places in the world I’ve never been but must before I die–the biblical sites of Israel, and Italy.
  • I would rather have the stomach flu than bronchitis.
  • It went relatively unnoticed, but the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold church’s right to hire via the “ministerial exception,” might be the most significant decision for the church since Roe vs. Wade.
  • Lemonade beats Tea.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups beat M & Ms.
  • Is there a more miserable process anywhere than running for President?
  • Does chili beat bacon?
  • 2 Corinthians 13:3b – “He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.”
  • Preaching is an unspeakable honor I hope I never take for granted.
What’s on your mind this Friday?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. I totally agree about 2 Corinthians. Very rich theologically and in terms of spiritual formation. Also the book where we really get to know Paul the best.