Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Month July 2020

A note to churches: insist on sabbatical

Churches, insist on sabbaticals. Ministers and members may discover that they love the season of sabbatical and the lessons learned during it as much as they enjoy being served by a refreshed leader post-sabbatical.

A dual focus on the present and the eternal

Something I read in one of C.S. Lewis’ books has helped me focus on two things: 1) The Present and 2) The Eternal. Here’s why a dual focus is deeply faithful.

Dying for the mob

Mobs have a lot in common, whether it’s the 1st century or the 21st century. Jesus died at the hands of one mob, and He amazingly offers His life and salvation for all mobs.

Nuff Said: The New York Blessing, George Floyd responses, questions for a new year, one word for your prayers & Joel Osteen

“Nuff Said” is a collection of articles that caught my eye on the interwebs. This entry includes a powerful video called “The New York Blessing,” George Floyd responses, questions for a new year, one word for your prayers and.. why not, Joel Osteen.

Sabbatical reflections: the team I left behind

A pastor can’t seize sabbatical. He can only enter it with confidence in a team of leaders who will support and enable his extended absence.

You are not “living” if you’re only living

This is the second attempt at this post (thus the “version 2.” Life is more than movement. Life is more than breathing. Life is more than we can dream. This post examines what exactly Jesus came to give and truly living leads to loving.

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