20pluscommunitydigestion

There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Archive for May, 2006

where in the world is Stevener [going]?

it’s so much in the news, and even our own Becky Stevener is headed there this summer, anyone want to practice how much they know of Africa? (Nod to Dawson)

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how…er…beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news


aren’t they lovely?

be sure to be at Fat Tuesday on May 30 where we’ll, among other things, celebrate the departure (that sounds odd, doesn’t it) of these and other 20+ers headed across various ponds to do the rather odd thing of explaining an ancient message with ever-present and future implications.

overloaded? there’s a cost you may not have considered…

“The more we watch the lives of men, the more we see that one of the reasons why men are not occupied with great thoughts and interests is the way in which their lives are overfilled with little things ” –Phillip Brooks

Phillip Ryken, pastor of 10th Street Presbyterian Church in Philly, quoted Mr. Brooks in a short essay about how we might overcome overload.

I needed to hear this. . .

To Church!!

This from Gary Thomas, author of, among other things, Sacred Marriage, but the following comes from a more recent work, Authentic Faith:

When God calls us to himself, he calls us to his church, to a purpose bigger than ourselves. This may sound shocking to some, but biblically, living for God means living for His church. There is a glory in the presence of Jesus Christ, seen when believers come together, that will necessarily be missing in an individual pursuit of God. When the gospel is turned from a community-centered faith to an individual-centered faith (“Jesus would have died for me if I had been the onle one!”), we eclipse much of its power and meaning.