I’m Lost! Come Find Me!

Morning came too early. I stayed up until about 2 a.m. writing. Yeah, yeah, I shouldn’t have done that, but I have found that if my mind is busy with thoughts, I will be unable to sleep until I write about them. So I came downstairs and wrote, and didn’t finish until 2 a.m. Groan.

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Aunt Dolly Llama, Chickens, and Hebrew Class

This weekend was pretty busy.

Saturday EJ and I dropped our HHR off at his friend’s house. The car desperately needs brakes. EJ and his friend help each other out whenever they can, and his friend often does minor work on our cars when they need them, and he is going to fix the brakes for us.

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An Offensive God

I think it was C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors, who wrote that every generation has it’s strengths and weaknesses. Often, the current generation feels superior to previous generations, not realizing that while they may be stronger in some characteristics, a previous generation was stronger in others. So one generation might understand the love of God better, but other generations understood God’s holiness better, or had more courage in suffering, or had a deeper humility, or better grasp of obedience. Lewis suggested that people read books from all generations, and not just modern books, because if we read only books from the current generation, we gain only its strengths and all of it’s weaknesses. In reading books from every generation, we learn from the strengths of every generation and minimize weaknesses. I think that is wise advice.

What is the Role of a Pastor?

I believe that the church has erred in that leadership often grasps for power. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard leaders say that people ought to submit to them because they have authority over the congregation. There’s too much emphasis on getting authority rather than being the servant. This has been a problem through the centuries ever since Constantine gave favored status to the church. We have forgotten what Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 20:25-28.

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