Sort of lame, but nearly everything today is pastor-esque. Sorry if it bores you to tears.
I saw this very short video this week about how Tim Keller prepares a message. It is pretty close to how I go about it. Except that it takes me longer. And I don’t preach it four times.
2) I am a (sometimes) student at Regent College… long story. Anyway, John Stackhouse is prof there and something he shared this week really resonated with me. John, this may be your best yet.
Yesterday I scored very poorly on the 3 C’s–calm, cool, and collected. I had not slept well for a couple of nights and so faced the day fractured. I’m old enough now to realize that I needed to undertake some personal disciplines, and they helped, but I yet really wasn’t under very good control.
Read the rest HERE.
3) This is Lecrae and company addressing the fatherless-ness epidemic and the need for men of all cultures to embrace their God given masculinity as exhibited in Son of Man.
I may have been the only one who needed to Google the lyrics for this song, but in case you are having some difficulty in following the flow, HERE it is.
4) World Clock – This actually doesn’t have anything to do with being a pastor. I just think it is interesting.
I know that the Genesis 1-3 reading was a couple days ago, but I stumbled across this paper that Tim Keller wrote to address several of the questions that are raised concerning Genesis 1.
He has written a few books that have been very well received, The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Counterfeit Gods. And from what can be gleaned by reading Deep Church, his ministry in New York exercises a considerable influence on Belcher and others like him.
In this paper, he addresses the following three questions:
Question #1: If God used evolution to create, then we can’t take Genesis 1 literally, and if we can’t do that, why take any other part of the Bible literally?
Question#2: If biological evolution is true—does that mean that we are just animals driven by our genes, and everything about us can be explained by natural selection?
Question #3: If biological evolution is true and there was no historical Adam and Eve how can we know where sin and suffering came from?
His answers are well worth reading.