Friday Stream of Consciousness – 103

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Well, I’m not going to lie: Phil Robertson is on my mind. I don’t know what I can add to the conversation here that hasn’t/isn’t already being said. But here are couple of thoughts that aren’t necessarily at the center of the debate that are […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 75

stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

•This week at New Vintage Church we start a new series on prayer. I love preaching on prayer for three reasons: 1) Prayer’s power and essentiality for life with God, 2) It forces me to examine my prayer life in great detail, 3) It always strikes me how Western and achievement-oriented our vision of prayer is.

•I’ve blogged rather modestly this week…and over the last few. The reason: I haven’t had a lot to say. I vowed to myself when I started the blog five years ago I wouldn’t just fill the blogosphere with stuff just to do so–so I post when there’s something to say, or I re-post something that might be found helpful in revised form. We live in a dust-storm of useless “5 Ways to…” lists and relatively shallow stuff. There is certainly some good stuff out there–I just don’t want to add to the dust storm of weak verbiage.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 70

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Here are some things on my mind this Friday: Starting out in ministry, one of the most difficult things to do is to get to know oneself as a minister. We think we know ourselves and what we think when we leave seminary. We don’t. The first 5-7 years of ministry is usually spent discovering […]