Steep Yourself in God-Reality (Luke 12)

NOTE: I just wanted to share the passage below. It is the Message version.

22He continued this subject with his disciples. “Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion. 23There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. 24Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more. Continue reading “Steep Yourself in God-Reality (Luke 12)”

Don’t Be Dumb

Don't Be Dumb
Don't Be Dumb

So I was having a conversation with one of my vice presidents earlier this week. She was having issues with her computer so I had been helping her out. [BTW, does anyone know why Outlook Calendars sometimes tell you that access to the resource is denied and that you must sign out of your Windows Live ID or whatever. Can’t seem to fix the problem.] One of the things that I wanted to do was delete her cookies, so before I did so, I asked her if she saves any passwords on any websites she visits. She answered in the negatory. We got into this conversation about how it’s stupid to save your password. She was saying how for all of their technical savviness, young people are getting lazy . . . and dumb. Of course, I am paraphrasing. She said it nicer. Continue reading “Don’t Be Dumb”

Why can’t Koreans get along?

On Friday, we were going through Design for Discipleship 2.1: The Life (NavPress) and we began with the section on “God’s Godness.” Question #7 tells the student that God is omniscient and that He knows what is going on in their life. So, what did I do? Being the troublemaker pastor that I am, I decided to point out the elephant in the room. I singled out one of my students and let him know that although his parents were no longer going to our church and he was going through confusing times, that God knew what was going on in his heart and that God would watch over him. Continue reading “Why can’t Koreans get along?”

Pastors Are Lazy or Overworked?

Recently, I have heard members complain about lazy pastors, so I thought I would go online to find supporting articles to educate these people about the fact that pastors are not lazy. They are just overworked and under-paid/under-appreciated. Unfortunately, what I found was an overwhelming number of websites claiming that pastors are just great at making excuses. There’s an irony there, because pastors have been gifted with the ability to communicate proficiently (and they are paid to do so every Sunday). Continue reading “Pastors Are Lazy or Overworked?”