“Big Hands” – Ebs and Flows
Little Welford sliding his hand into mine reminded me of the relationship that God desires with all his children: A relationship of absolute trust in all circumstances. When I think back I recall how Nick trusted me to make a bookcase for his bedroom when he was Little Welford’s age. That bookcase is still in use. Then when Nick was serving in Trinidad with a BMS Action Team in 1998 and the power supply died on an old Apple PowerBook I had passed on to him it was me he trusted to source a replacement, despite the distance between us. On that occasion I had a power supply delivered from the US within a couple of days and the four members of the Action Team were able to resume their contact with home. If anyone can fix it, Dad can!
Have You Done Your Devotions? – ThinkBiblically.com
Have you done your devotions? How many times have you been asked that question? I believe it is probably asked by someone who was attempting to be helpful. How many times have you asked the same question? I believe most people asking this question are trying to be helpful. Their intent is to help the person be accountable to someone. While that may be the case, often the results are rushed reading of a text with no meditating taking place on behalf of the reader. Notice our text says, “…rightly dividing…” There is a specific way to study the Word of God.
Actor Who Starred in ‘Rudy,’ ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reveals Some Very Personal Thoughts on Faith – Theblaze.com
In addition to lambasting comedian Bill Maher’s atheist activism during a recent visit to TheBlaze’s New York City newsroom, actor Sean Astin explained why his Christian faith doesn’t necessarily impact his decision to take certain acting roles.
Astin described his penchant for using interviews with journalists to openly explore his theological views. But despite having a deep faith, he said that fact doesn’t necessarily mean he’d turn down movie roles simply because they don’t align with Christianity’s traditional moral codes.
10 Things We Need to Hear from Young Church Leaders – thomrainer.com
I have the privilege of spending much of my life with young church leaders. As a seminary dean and missionary trainer, I hang out with people younger than I am. I’m the teacher, but I learn from the young generation as much as—if not more than—I teach them. Sometimes they teach me something new, as with technology and social media. In other cases, they simply remind me of something I’ve forgotten or have taken for granted.
Of course, all young church leaders have room to grow, and nothing I say here can be applied to every young leader. With that understanding in mind, here are some of those general reminders that I, and perhaps other older leaders, need to hear from young church leaders.
Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible – desiringgod.org
You can memorize big chunks, even books, of the Bible. Unless you’re part of the very small percentage of us who suffer from a traumatic brain injury or stroke or disability, you really can. And you should. But why should you?