Friday Stream of Consciousness – 103
Dec20

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 103

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 worth consideration: Personally, I find the most nauseating response to the Phil Robertson controversy that of...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 75
Apr05

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 75

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....

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 70
Mar01

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 70

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 one’s ministerial self. One’s true peak ministry years are probably 40-55. However, many of those hiring believe they are 30-40....

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