Day: March 17, 2013

Perfect fear casts out love: A letter to Tory Baucum

And so I can only end with your own gracious words, and plead with you to take them to heart: “I’m very concerned that we’re stewards of this opportunity so that we can help heal the church. You know, because the church is always going to have disagreements. It always has had disagreements, significant disagreements, but I don’t think we’ve handled this disagreement well at all, and we’ve make it much more destructive than it needed to be.” – The Rev. John Ohmer

Preaching sans manuscript? Take note!

“Which reminds me: the writing process itself has been where I get converted. Week by week, it’s that flow of words and ideas through my fingers where the Spirit moves in my life. If I were to stop it, I’d need somewhere else to get converted.”