Archives / July 2014

  • 26 July 2014 - clay

    What is an effective pastor?

    Thom Rainer11. President and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources and a former pastor and seminary professor.  I picture he and Ed Stetzer as the Batman and Robin of the Southern Baptist Convention. posted an article yesterday on his Pastors Today site that I think deserves a little extra scrutiny. From the top, I want to say I […]

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  • 23 July 2014 - clay

    Curators of our own pride

    I’m using Facebook as the primary example here, but feel free to insert any other social media site you want in its place.  I love Facebook. It helps me to keep up with some of my friends who live great distances from me. It allows me to learn just a bit more about those who […]

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  • Even if you haven’t read the books or seen the movies, this should still make plenty of sense. No spoilers either, in case you’re worried.  About a year or so back, I decided to watch the first Hunger Games movie. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The story seemed flat, the acting seemed wooden11. Except […]

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  •   18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. – Romans 7:18-19 This is a real day brightener, isn’t […]

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  • 16 But when he was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 So Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him were eighty priests of the Lord—valiant men. 18 And they withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to […]

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  • 14 July 2014 - clay

    Time to open up the doors again

    As I’m sure you’ve noticed11. Or, you didn’t notice, to which I understand, I’ve been quiet for a while. Plenty of things to write about, but very little to actually say. Well, it’s time to open up the doors again. Let’s start out by stating what my intention will be in writing here again. I […]

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