Taking 7 youth on a weekend backpacking trip tomorrow. Pray for us. And for my girlfriend who’s on her way to Turkey right now.

The implication of a true eschatological perspective will be missionary obedience, and the eschatology which does not issue in such obedience is a false eschatology.
— Leslie Newbigin
Christ’s kingly authority extends over the whole world. God’s mission is equally comprehensive: to embody the good news that Jesus again rules over marriage and family, business and politics, art and athletics, leisure and scholarship, sex and technology.
— Albert Wolters in Creation Regained
Some story will shape our lives… One can be theologically orthodox, devotionally pious, morally upright, or maybe even have one’s worldview categories straight, and yet be significantly shaped by the idolatrous Western story.
— Albert Wolters in Creation Regained

A learned Hindu scholar once complained that Christians have misrepresented the Bible:

'I can't understand why you missionaries present the Bible to us in India as a book of religion. It is not a book of religion - and anyway we have plenty of books of religion I'm India. We don't need any more! I find in your Bible a unique interpretation of universal history, the history of the whole of creation and the history of the human race. And therefore a unique interpretation of the human person as a responsible actor in history. That is unique. There is nothing else in the whole religious literature of the world to put alongside it.'

Are the pagan wise men that brought gifts to Christ a picture of natural revelation plus grace leading pagans to Christ?

Thoughts?

Planning youth summer retreat at an impoverished church has once again proven to be close to the most stressful thing of the year.

Have right doctrine in the head, and then set the soul on fire, and you will soon win the world.
— Charles Spurgeon
The gift of tongues is a great and glorious gift of God (if used appropriately), but the same is true of, say, the gift of intelligence (with the same proviso) and the gift of administration.
— Albert Wolters in Creation Regained
  • Spoiler: God wins.
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Thank you.

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following back heaps♡

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I’m 23 and I’ve written far more sermons than I could count… I guess that’s kinda cool… My youth pastoring job provides some awesome opportunities and experience