Friday, March 30, 2007

What's The Deal?

We're driving back home from North Carolina, we are just outside of Berea, Kentuck and just passed our (I'm not kidding) 32 Waffle House of the DAY... I have no idea how many we've seen on the trip.

So, what is it with this place? Has anyone ever eaten at one? And if so, why??

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Quick Look...

McMuffins and Tait in North Carolina....

A First (for me)... A Mobile Post

I'm trying to move into the 21st century by blogging from my
cellphone... it would accomplish 2 good things for me:

1. More frequent posts, and

2. Shorter posts. (!)

If this works, I'll post later tonight with some thoughts from John 11
- and God's priorities.

...And if I can get to a landline, I'll post "Who" (part 8 in my 9
part series on God's priorities,,,) - but that may have to wait until

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Where is Who?

I wanted to provide some explanation for my small but persistent readership - my postings have grown somewhat "infrequent" during the month of March due to the pressures of work and travel. So, my long overdue conclusion to this series has been languishing.

But not because I haven't been thinking about it. And the Lord, in His sovereign mercy, has been shaping and refining my thinking as I've been thinking through the topic.

Tonight, I'm in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee (that's a post in and of itself!), and I'm finally decompressing from the last 3 weeks of feverish work pace, and coming back to the real world - so, be thinking about this with me about the "Who" of the Evangelical church today:

What is it about individuals - no, about US, that makes an organization a "church?"

I think that it is 3 things... and that's what we'll evaluate in our conversation... "Who" we are exalts God's Name and His Word when we are a people characterized by:
  • Truth
  • Integrity
  • Community

I know you'll be surprised, but I don't think we're doing so well at those things as a movement. But we ought to be and, by God's grace, He'll raise those characteristics up again in those who call themselves His children.

The details... I'll post later this week.