Monday, August 18, 2014

Blogscoop, August 18, 2014

Using Social Media - Wise words for all Christians who use social media, especially when we are tempted to slander, vent, degrade, etc. (Ephesians 4:25-32)

10 priorities of a pastor

The Spasmodic Hercules - this is a very good reminder

The spirit is willing but the schedule is tight

The Perfect Paper Airplane - Here's something fun for you to try on your next break since you're reading about it on this break.

Do we live in the Matrix? - I have read part of this. Pretty deep stuff.

No sea in the new heaven and the new earth

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Running into the Sun

Today was a great morning for a run. I even thought I should have put on a long sleeve August! Crazy stuff. As I was running down the road on my return to the house, I found myself running basically toward the sun. It had risen a little bit already, so I wasn't directly running east, but still "into the sun."

And, I thought about the many metaphors in the NT about the Christian life being like a race, a marathon. I thought about 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and Hebrews 12:1-2. And, who could forget Hebrews 11 and the "hall of faith" runners.

Then, I thought about the phrase running (ha, ha) through my head: "into the sun". Isn't the Christian life about "running into the son" and following the lead runner, Jesus? I pretty much think so. How's your running these days? Are you running into the Son?

Monday, August 11, 2014

A New Chapter

Yesterday our family began a new chapter in our lives. We began serving with Beulah Baptist Church in Benson, NC. We were welcomed with warm handshakes and hugs and all kinds of balloons floating in my study at the church building. I think it was the youth group's idea with a little help from some "adult" friends. Ha, ha.

While we will treasure the times and friendships from the previous chapter of our life journey with First Baptist Church, Thomasville, we are looking forward to what God is going to do as we partner together in the gospel and for the gospel mission with Beulah Baptist Church.

It is time of "new beginnings" for the next leg of our Christian journey.

Let's do this...