Tagged with wisdom

Catalyst West Coast 2009 (More)

There were a number of great talks over the two days of the Catalyst Conference, but in some ways the first was the best. (For me as a pastor. Another talk was the best for me as a follower of Christ; I’ll write about that in a few days.) The talk was by Andy Stanley, … Continue reading »

Unexpected Currents

Have you ever spent any time in the ocean? My in-laws have a house in southern Orange County. Whenever we visit, we go down to the same beach near their home. So we stake out a place on the beach and then we go out into the surf to swim and splash around. I enjoy … Continue reading »

Read and Comment

From Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy: The “real” world has little room for a God of sparrows and children. To it, Jesus can only seem “otherworldly” — a good-hearted person out of touch with reality. Yes, it must be admitted that he is influential, but only because he affirms what weak-minded and fainthearted individuals fantasize … Continue reading »

Good advice from the Preacher

Ecclesiastes can be a little tough to take. But I was reading it the other day and this jumped out at me: Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that are given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil … Continue reading »