Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Here's to discussing!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
"Jesus' cross was humanity's happiness, love's answer to all the whys, the resolution of every conflict, the overcoming of every tension and polarization, God's victory over death."
If the Son of God had died on the cross, I was saved.
All sadness would have to be banished.
Every one of us was lord of the world.
Every pauper was rich.
Every heart was satiated.
Every project was possible." p15
"Do you not know that my Most High Lord is God's Son?
And do you not know that he became a human being, and as if that had not been enough, a poor person? And how poor he became!
Just see how poor he is. He has nothing left at all.
He, the creator of heaven and earth, has himself come among us.
He did not send someone else, he came himself!
He did nothing to get himself accepted in the high places, nor did he bring anything along to make himself more comfortable.
He did not hide behind the wall of his might and his divinity; he accepted life as the last and least of us.
He was God and he became the poor one among us, the weak one, the wounded one, the calumniated one, the imprisoned one, the condemned one!" p16-17
Monday, March 17, 2008
Raising Your Child to Love God. This book was loaned to me by my Uncle Dan when I first got married. He thought it'd be a good read for being a youth pastor. It so happens that I forgot to give it back to him when I last saw him, but it's providential, because I am enjoying it. It's got great practical things on how to be a godly father and family.
***I linked all of these to Amazon, but if you're local, you can get them from Hearts and Minds.
Friday, March 14, 2008
So here is why I love the place...
In a thoughtful and candid post, the owner Byron Borger explains to his readers/customers why he supports the emergent conversation and how the movement connects to his own story. As usual his post is laden with excellent book recommendations. It's almost an autobiography of the books that have shaped his approach to following Jesus.
As you read the post you realize that Byron doesn't just sell books, he actually reads them and allows the thoughts from the authors to affect the way he sees the world.
That's why I love the place.
And when I have a question about a certain topic, Byron will give me a list of books, with a brief blurb on each. Being so informed has made purchasing books from Hearts and Minds both engaging and enjoyable.
So, if you have five minutes, I highly recommend reading the post. And if you have more time, check out some of his other posts.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
I'm curious to hear your responses, especially to his thoughts on humanity (Eikon), sin as corruption, atonement as relational restoration...
Let the conversation begin!