The Read and Share File

dog can't readA brief rundown of a few things I’ve been reading lately.

I’ve never been a big fan of Max Lucado, but this helps.

Parents can easily work themselves to death driving to activities and supporting everything. Where do you draw the line between sports and church? 

Speaking of parenting, Jeff Strong lists the Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make. This is not a “you’re doing it wrong” article; very constructive advice.

No particular post, but I recently discovered the blog SBC Today. Written by a group of Christian leaders/bloggers and managed by Emir Caner. Read the About page here and hey look, there’s a coffee cup in the logo.

SBC today

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Does That Mean Denominations?

Screenshot 2013-04-08 at 8.41.09 AMBear with me for a moment. I have not consulted the biblical commentaries nor even my ESV Study Bible notes, and I haven’t searched the Christian blogosphere for other opinions. I’m going to toss this out there and see what comes back. In John 9 Jesus was talking about the least and greatest, and then…

John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” (Luke 9:49-50, ESV) Continue reading

Yes, I Have a Pastor

Every now and then I make a reference to something my pastor said or did, and each time I expect someone to ask about that.  Yes I have a church pastor, no that’s not really him in the picture.

In 2003 I was working a full time job, and doing ministry on the side.  I was a church deacon, directed Vacation Bible School, taught youth on Wednesday nights, was one of several leaders on mission trips, volunteered at our local Baptist Center, and preached from time to time. Continue reading