kingdom

The Shopkeeping Pastor

Thought this was such a thought provoking quote: “The pastors of America have metamorphosed into a company of shopkeepers, and the shops they keep are churches.” Eugene Peterson (@PetersonDaily) 12/29/14, 7:36 AM It’s true on so many levels, from the way pastors care, maintain and treat everything from people and Read more…

culture

Beware Numbness

“Numbness does not hurt like torture, but in a quite parallel way, numbness robs us of our capability for humanity.” Walter Brueggemann, Prophetic Imagination Beware the numbing effects of technology, commodity satiation, and comfort. They lead to comparison, abandonment of gratitude, and warped perspective on priorities. Numbness not only disconnects Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Encouragement To Carry On

Feeling guilty? Like your sin has caused something negative? Consider this: If your life was really to experience the full ramifications of your sin, you’d be dead. So if you’re breathing, you’re experiencing grace, regardless of the measure. Rejoice there! Feeling tired? Like you’re not sure you can take this Read more…