Thursday’s Random Thoughts

The Church in the west has lost the idea that Christ’s power is made manifest in weakness. Though the celebrity pastors will tell you different in HD.

In the past few weeks I have sat across the desk from a lot of hurting people. From a new mom whose husband is leaving her for a younger woman to a criminal sex offender with a scarlet letter on his Driver’s License. It’s made me want to be a pastor even more.

I love art, especially paintings. I read books about artists and art-theft and art history. I have a desk calendar from the Met. I watch documentaries on painters as much as I can. But I disagree that we need to be having more conversations about art and faith. What we need is more conversations about plumbing and faith.

What if the Christian publishing industry said they would just do away with Ghostwriting in the name of integrity before a watching world?

In a few weeks I’ll help teach a Sunday School class on the attributes of God using Knowing God by Packer. I could not be more happy.

When you are dieting everything tastes like pizza. Except pizza, it tastes like the banquet at the world’s end.

My wife is an indescribable gift.

I never knew the entitlement I felt towards luxuries like vacations and working cars and so much else, until those were taken away. I wouldn’t trade the luxury of seeing that for anything.

If you compare your life to what people post on their Facebook page, you will despair or you will slip into envy.

Money is the root of all evil because the chief temptation is to think more of it will solve the problems we — as individuals, families, and churches — are facing at any given point in our lives.

2 thoughts on “Thursday’s Random Thoughts

  1. Deb D January 9, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    “It’s made me want to be a pastor even more.”
    Maybe you already are.

  2. Xenia January 9, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    The Church in the west has lost the idea <<<

    A lot of blog articles from around the Protestant web seem to contain this phrase. Maybe it's time to take a look at the Church in the east.

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