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Recent Activity

  • Amazon shared from Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story by Christina Baldwin
    Not every word that comes out of our mouths is a story. Story is narrative. Words are how we think; narrative is how we link. Story narrative has a sense of beginning, middle, and end.
  • Amazon shared from Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story by Christina Baldwin
    Every person is born into life as a blank page — and every person leaves life as a full book.
  • Amazon shared from The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3) by Dan LeRoy
    Paul's
    Note: #MCA
  • Amazon shared from Teaching Unmasked: A Humble Alternative to Waiting for a Superhero by John T. Spencer
    Perhaps the saddest part about sending my children to school (and I will) is that learning will, at some point, become a commodity.  It will become a possession, an investment, a tangible good to be used in exchange for money.
    Note: Learning is a commodity via @johntspencer
  • Amazon shared from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
    According to Jesus, you can tell someone is a follower of Christ by the fruit of his or her life, and the writers of the New Testament show us that the fruit of faith in Christ involves material concern for the poor.3 Caring for the poor is one natural overflow and a necessary evidence of the presence of Christ in our hearts. If there is no sign of caring for the poor in our lives, then there is reason to at least question whether Christ is in our hearts.4
    Note: Talk about tough love. This is a pretty uncomfortable statement for me.
  • Amazon shared from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
    If I am going to address urgent spiritual need by sharing the gospel of Christ or building up the body of Christ around the world, then I cannot overlook dire physical need in the process.
    Note: I wonder if my "conservative Christian" friends/family will ever understand this?
  • Amazon shared from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
    Today more than a billion people in the world live and die in desperate poverty. They attempt to survive on less than a dollar per day. Close to two billion others live on less than two dollars per day. That’s nearly half the world struggling today to find food, water, and shelter with the same amount of money I spend on french fries for lunch.
    Note: And it would be worse in the US if we didn't have food programs at school.
  • Amazon shared from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
    This frightens me. Good intentions, regular worship, and even study of the Bible do not prevent blindness in us. Part of our sinful nature instinctively chooses to see what we want to see and to ignore what we want to ignore. I can live my Christian life and even lead the church while unknowingly overlooking evil.
    Note: Good intentions...overlooking evil.
  • Amazon shared from Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan
    I don’t doubt that these people prayed in faith, but the question is whether they prayed for things God has promised. Often, it’s the un-promised requests that God answers with a no.
    Note: Interesting perspective
  • Amazon shared from Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
    Disciple making is not about a program or an event but about a relationship. As we share the gospel, we impart life, and this is the essence of making disciples. Sharing the life of Christ.
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