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The biggest misconception about caring for someone with special needs
Unfortunately, for many in more comfortable settings, church isn’t a priority. Sleep, your kid’s soccer game, Netflix, football, or the lake house take priority, pushing church to the margins of life—if not out altogether. When we push God’s agenda and people out of our lives, we reap the consequences.
Ten, twenty years from now, there are going to be a lot of maimed, broken people staggering around. This episode in history will be looked back on with horror. We will wonder how we gave in to such madness, and harmed so many people, or allowed them to harm themselves. Doctors, activists, celebrities, the media, and politicians will bear so much guilt, but probably little blame. It will all go down the memory hole. Progressives in the future will say of the transgender madness, “How were we to know?”
Thom Rainer shares some of the more interesting experiences of preachers at funerals.
For the last several years I have been reading about how writing notes by hand instead of typing them is better for a student. I have been convinced since 2012, that hand writing sermon notes and sermon preparation is personally helpful. Since the summer of 2012, I have hand written all of my notes during study time and then completed my final sermon manuscripts on my laptop. That transition did not ruin my life; would I be able to do the same in the classroom?
Years ago, when I first began the work of planting a church, a close friend of mine and I would often joke about writing The Pilgrim’s Progress for Church Planting. We would regularly have conversations about how learning the characters Bunyan’s work helped us identify the type of individuals with whom we would so frequently come into contact. Sometimes in the sharing of stories we would humorously insist that we met exactly the same person in our very difficult settings and stages of church planting.
Matt Moore (who himself deals with same-sex attraction) make a compelling argument in this piece.
We must see that, yes, theology is for the mind, but it is for loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. To belittle theology is to belittle our God who architected the universe to be an animated systematic theology. God loves theology. God’s world is a free seminary course for every saint under the sun.