Posted in September 2010

Radical Reformission

I just finished reading Mark Driscoll’s Radical Reformission. He’s right on about the missional character of the church and some of the things that prevent us from being faithful to that calling. It’s also very enjoyable reading. The problem with my pastoral job is that I don’t really know what I’m doing. So I read … Continue reading »

Here I Walk

To commemorate its 500th anniversary, Andrew and Sarah Wilson are retracing Martin Luther’s journey from Erfurt, Germany, to Rome. Almost daily (or even several times a day) they post something to their blog Here I Walk. I’m finding it fascinating. Here’s a taste: The people of the Middle Ages were not fond of mountains. It … Continue reading »

One Hundred Years

A hundred years ago, leaders of the major Protestant denominations and missionary societies met in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the World Mission Conference. Historians of the church mark this conference as the beginning (or rather, the formal recognition) of the modern ecumenical movement. Churches had come to see that if they could cooperate on the mission … Continue reading »

Eye Contact

There’s something shocking in Song of Songs. I know, that’s kind of a commonplace these days. “Song of Songs says things you’d never believe were in the Bible.” For example, one of my favorite parts of scripture is Song 7:7-8, which I can’t link because then this blog would be NSFW. I understand: if you’ve … Continue reading »

A famous preacher

Buried amid all the stewardship material in 2 Corinthians 8-9 is this little tidbit in verse 18: With Titus we are also sending one of the Lord’s followers who is well known in every church for spreading the good news. (CEV) Some thoughts that passed through my mind reading this: Who is this preacher? Apollos? … Continue reading »

Vacation Winding Down

Today, our vacation starts to wind down. We’re going to hike around Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. We’ve had a great time at the beach, Disneyland, San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands. I’m looking forward to being back at church on Sunday, but it’s just that I don’t want the vacation to end yet.