I found myself being motivated after all that scholarship stuff I wrote about yesterday. So...for one day only...Philip decided to be a scholar. Those numbers Mumford mentioned about Jesus referring to the church 3 times while talking about the Kingdom 104 times did get me thinking a bit. So I did my own study this morning. Not that this was such a great effort since all I had to do was pull up my Bible Study Program on the computer and type in 2 words....... gospel of.....
I opted out of higher education early on.....quit college after only one year because I hated to study.... things haven't changed a whole lot....almost anything physical to do will pre-empt my reading time. Sorry....it is the way that it is in my life, lo these 73 years.
I listened to my first Mumford tape way back in the beginning.... 1968... 40 years later I am in my car today listening to the latest Mumford tape...er...uh...CD..... :)
Scripture has a lot to say about what I call the big three.....they are the cause of every problem known to mankind. How is that for one of philip's all encompassing generalizing proclamations! :)
I play golf midweek every day I can....love it....love the sport...love the exercise....love the break between shifts here at the B&B....but most of all, I love to touch the people in our old guy's duffer league that tees off at 1 pm Monday thru Friday.
When we question everything, we soon start getting answers....not always ones we like but answers nonetheless. This is the last portion of the article.... but certainly not least.... it might even have some answers for us..... if we have asked some questions. :)4/ What is real?
When in doubt.....google it! And Question Everything! I think a dude named Euripides started that one way back when guys with names like that were saying it was a good thing to think.....and to question.... and it's been picked up by tons a bunch of others since then. Type it in on Google and see what I mean..... see what's out there in cyberspace. Are we asking any questions yet? :)
I promised you more on Question Everything but before I get back to the article.... I need to tell you... I got an email from a guy in NH who got all excited about what John Eldredge was doing out in Colordo and went on one of his Wild Heart things into the mountains and hillsides and far-a-ways out there.... got himself totally turned on to all this relational stuff and the things Eldredge has been saying. So, he feels the Lord is saying "do some Base Camp stuff up here in New England"....Colorado is a long ways away.
Interesting title. Interesting person. I know nothing about him except that the author of this article is a friend of a friend of a friend. One among those 7000 that have not bent their knees to the system..... All the connections are relational. Bodie sent it to me from someone who sent it to him and so on....all out of relationships..... and all of us are seeing the same things.
Did you know that the more we have tried to export our Westernized Version of the "Church".... the more it has failed! We are getting report after report of successful indigenous church plantings in remote areas of Laos, China, Africa, etc..... and people are asking how it is happening... what are your methods.... how much does it cost..... how do you raise funds! The response is so simple.... the Lord tells a family to move to another specific village....which they do.... then they live their lives for God in that new village....