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Month: June 2008

the power of denial

the power of denial

Peter. The Rock. He was a guy in Scripture that got a great name change. He’s one of my favorities when it comes to character studies. This guy lived petal to the medal, all out, full-on with reckless abandon for Christ. Yet when Peter would fall – he would fall hard. But Peter had a unique way of bouncing back after hard falls. I’m thinking specifically of the time when Peter (who probably thought he was at the top of…

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busy pastor

busy pastor

I was recently captivated and challenged by a quote from Eugene Peterson in his book The Contemplative Pastor, where he says that the adjective ‘busy’ describing ‘pastor’ ought to sound to us as jarring as ‘adulterous’ and ‘husband’ or ’embezzling’ and ‘banker’. Here are some more quotes from Peterson’s book and really have implications to any profession (beyond pastors) and simply in how we live our lives and structure our days. “I (and most pastors, I believe) become busy for…

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