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  • Malcolm shared from What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell
    Doubt is often a sign that your faith has a pulse, that it’s alive and well and exploring and searching. Faith and doubt aren’t opposites; they are, it turns out, excellent dance partners.
    Note: Faith & doubt can be great dance partners!
  • Malcolm shared from Mud and the Masterpiece: Seeing Yourself and Others through the Eyes of Jesus by John Burke
    Yes, humans are totally depraved in every aspect of our being, but that doesn’t mean God’s good image is gone. It’s still there, sometimes shining through the cracks in the mud, waiting to be revealed in Christ!
    Note: Yes, we are depraved. God's image, love, can still shine through the cracks of the mud. #Masterpiece
  • Malcolm shared from What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell
    when you’re a pastor, your heart and soul and paycheck and doubts and faith and hopes and struggles and intellect and responsibility are all wrapped up together in a life/job that is very public. And Sunday comes once a week, when you’re expected to have something inspiring to say, regardless of how you happen to feel or think about God at the moment. This can create a suffocating tension at times, because you want to serve people well and give them your very best, and yet you’re also human.
    Note: Ever wonder the tension a pastor feels? Bell captures it in these lines.
  • Malcolm shared from Train For Something Greater: An Athlete's Guide To Spiritual Fitness by Wade Hodges
    The goal of CrossFit isn’t to work out in a certain kind of gym (industrial park garage, no mirrors, no air conditioning, no whining). The goal is to become a certain kind of athlete: one capable of taking on a variety of challenges across multiple domains. CrossFit’s programming is aimed at forming just such an athlete. The goal of following Christ isn’t to attend a certain kind of church (contemporary, relevant, fun for the kids, no suits, no ties, no long sermons). The goal is to become a certain kind of person: one capable of responding to the unknown and unknowable in a Christ-like way.
    Note: My friend @wadehodges is onto something here. Training prepares us. Are you redy?
  • Malcolm shared from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
    What I’m saying is I think life is staggering and we’re just used to it. We all are like spoiled children no longer impressed with the gifts we’re given—it’s just another sunset, just another rainstorm moving in over the mountain, just another child being born, just another funeral.
    Note: What leads us to taking life for granted?
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