Sabbatical–Day One

Istock_000001622230largeThis morning, I’m leaving town for a time to go finish some writing projects, and begin sermon preparation for the fall…this is how the sabbatical will begin. My hope is to finish my DMin project rough draft, finish a small book I’m working on for College Press, and begin an editing project I’m doing for a friend.

I also hope to do some good reading…the kind of stuff you do to feed your mind and spirit.

The book i’m trying to finish is for College Press–a 2-volume book on John from the same series that Jesus: The Powerful Servant was written. The title for volume 1 is Jesus: The Word Made Flesh. After this…there are a several books in the works.

Writing is usually therapeutic for me. Editing isn’t. But, writing is. So, I’ll continue to blog a bit throughout the month. Please keep me in your prayers throughout the month ahead.

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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