This past week, I shared the following links on social media and I think they’re worth sharing here too:
An extraordinary ordinary pastor. I never got to meet him in person, but corresponded with him a few times over the years.
There are some things that just done better face-to-face. Seminary education is one of them.
I’ve definitely put this new book on my wish-list.
The ALRC was seeking feedback on a consultation paper they released in January on Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws. They’ve now published the public submissions. There are some really good ones highlighting the problems with the ALRC’s proposed direction. But will they listen? It’s hard not to be cynical.
FROM THE VAULT
“In his book Is God to Blame?, Gregory Boyd tells the story of a woman named Melanie. After preaching a sermon on living with passion, he was approached by this distraught middle-aged woman. She used to be on fire for God, but a tragedy in her life deadened her spiritually and sent her into a pit of deep depression. She said, “I used to love to read the Bible and pray, but now I find it both laborious and aggravating. I just feel dead!””