Friday Stream of Consciousness – 6

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

  • The situation at Penn State is just awful, and will probably get a lot uglier before it’s all said and done. Still speechless.
  • Ironically, the NCAA won’t do anything to Penn State.
  • I honestly don’t think the NBA is going to get it together. Hope I’m wrong. The upside is the Mavericks will get to stay the champs for another year.
  • Why do people who make arguments for their style of worship always assume the best motives for themselves and the worst of others?
  • After watching the Republican debates, I feel like Gingrich has come out the best, Romney hasn’t messed up, and Cain is still likable. Perry…he’s probably done.
  • This week, a guy surfed a 90 foot wave. He’s got my respect. I start getting afraid at 8-10 feet.

  • I’m really looking forward to seeing the J. Edgar Hoover with Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • We start a new series called, “Generous,” this Sunday at New Vintage. I still get excited about starting a new message series.
  • Would you rather work fewer hours and work every day, or have distinct work time, and distinct off time?
  • One of the most underrated aspects of church growth is the invisible but palpable atmosphere of a weekend at a church.
  • One of the most typically under-formed aspects of spirituality is generosity.
  • When I was a 22-year-old preacher I had to struggle to fill 30 minutes. As a 36-year-old preacher, I struggle to keep it to 30 minutes.
  • How come preachers rarely do a study of Jacob, Noah, Solomon’s life? It’s always David, Moses or Abraham. All of those lives are packed with spiritual lessons.
  • If you had a day off and neither money nor time was an object, what would you do? The answer to that question may give you some interesting insight into how you’re doing right now emotionally and spiritually.
What’s on your mind this Friday morning?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, 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 numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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