Sorrow and Loss

“Melancholy” The artist’s name is Albert Gyorgy. He is Romanian, lives in Switzerland and is semi-reclusive, or at least, it is very difficult to get much information on him. For me, his sculptures from his 2013-14 period are some of the most emotionally evocative experiences I have ever had with a work of art. Two … More Sorrow and Loss

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You’re Not Crazy, Just a Wee Bit Depressed

Thursday is for Spiritual Formation On September 12, 2012, Pastor Ray Ortlund, under the title You’re Not Crazy, posted the following open letter to pastors on the Gospel Coalition website. I’ve changed the title and added a postscript. My brother pastor, It’s Monday morning.  Yesterday you gave your all.  You’re spent.  You’re depressed.  You’re drinking … More You’re Not Crazy, Just a Wee Bit Depressed

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Learning to Endure in an Emotionally Fragile World

Wednesday is for Prayer “In April 1831, Charles Simeon was seventy-one years old. He had been the pastor of Trinity Church in Cambridge, England, for forty-nine years. One afternoon his friend Joseph Gurney asked him how he had surmounted persecution and outlasted all the great prejudice against him in his many years of ministry. He … More Learning to Endure in an Emotionally Fragile World

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A Word for Well Meaning Christians and Others Regarding Sandy Hook: Keep your mouth shut!

Thursday is for Discipleship When people are hurting, it is wise to let your words be few. Job’s friends were not helpful. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a more cruel word being spoken after the loss of his children than Job 5:25. And yet these words were given to somehow bring comfort to Job! … More A Word for Well Meaning Christians and Others Regarding Sandy Hook: Keep your mouth shut!

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Crazy or Crazy Smart; Junk DNA?; Leaving the Democratic Party; Immigration Policy; Abortion and Black Women;

Weekend Links There are a couple of videos below that you really should not miss. They will encourage you and help you in your ministry, no matter what your ministry. There are others that are worth reading even if you won’t agree with all of them. They will challenge your thinking, encourage your heart, break … More Crazy or Crazy Smart; Junk DNA?; Leaving the Democratic Party; Immigration Policy; Abortion and Black Women;

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