Thursday’s Random Thoughts

1. Paterno, Peyton and Petrino.

2. The idea of a post-race culture is a chimera if only because we must make anything and everything about race, every time and all the time. We are rescuing the drowning with anvils.

3. I was eating sausage the other day and I thought, “Something is missing.” It took me a moment but I realized that something was bacon.

4. CJ Mahaney is speaking at T4G on the subject, “When Pastors Lose Heart.” I no longer have the least desire to be a part of the YRR movement. At all.

5. Working with an editor on your book is all at once exhilarating and humbling.

6. A pastor who is happy in obscurity is a good pastor.

7. If you don’t mind, could you take just a moment and pray for my fantasy team today? I only have one pitcher in the mix today and I need him to dominate.

8. Justice for non-skinny jean wearers!

9. The resurrection of The King may be the most neglected fact in our everyday lives.

10. I never knew as a pastor the relentless difficulty of working as a believer out in the real world. If I had, I would have shown much more grace and tenderness. At least I would like to think I would have.

10 thoughts on “Thursday’s Random Thoughts

  1. Bill Streger April 12, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Matt, on #10 – I'd love to hear more. There is much talk about what a difficult calling it is to be a pastor, how we need to guard our boundaries better, etc. And to some extent it is true – but I think most pastors (myself included) don't have a clue what it's like to work a vocation out in the real world and be a faithful part of a church family. I want to learn.Can you tell us more about what you know now and what would have changed in your pastoral approach if you had known it then?

  2. travis April 12, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Matt, you are my FAVOIRTE christian singer!! Keep up the great work!

  3. chris April 12, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Matt, you are my favoirte christian banker!

  4. Bob April 12, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Matt, you are my favorite Christian pastor turned banker… wanna be singer.I'm not sure if #4 is a personal confession or statement of victory. It could go either way.Your race comment resonated with me. I wrote about it this week. My foreign born, Spanish, wife and I watched West Side Story last Saturday at a theater. The racism of 1957 is just as real today. In 1957 the Jets & Sharks had deep racist feelings that were passed on. In 2012, America has not changed one bit. Apart from God, it cannot ever change & that is a very sad reality.

  5. Patrick Kyle April 12, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    "I no longer have the least desire to be a part of the YRR movement. At all."Come join the Lutherans. Better doctrine, more grace…. its a win/win.

  6. Anonymous May 1, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    #4 Amen to that. Leaving current SGM church soon.

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