A Model for Life

A Model for Life

If Jesus came either to teach or to model a perfect way of life, hoping that people would then obey him and copy him, we would have to conclude that he was a striking failure.N. T Wright, How God Became King

Greetings from Aurora, IL

Liz, Méabh & I are out in Aurora, IL for a conference with Robby Dawkins at his church on the east side of the city. Last night was the first night of the conference, and I wanted to share a few of my favourite quotes from the night (unless noted, they were all...

John Wimber Quote

I don’t remember exactly where I heard it, but recently I was watching a video of John Wimber and he was talking about people becoming followers of Jesus. The paraphrase was basically, “I don’t know how people become Christians, I just know they...

One of my favorite quotes…

Today our 3 interns officially started VLI.  We started our first mentoring class this morning, by looking at the topic of evangelism.  Each of the interns (Erin Smith, Darin LeBlanc & Kevin Cornell) will be leading a Servant Evangelism project this fall in...

Prayer

I think the only problem with my sabbatical was that I was exposed to probably too much good stuff in a short period of time.  There was simply so much great stuff, that it’s been really hard to remember everything. But as we’ve been going through the...

Quick Quote

Saw this Peter Drucker quote while reading a blog post last night.  Hope it encourages you as much as it did me: “No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along...

Downward Mobility

Got this great quote from John Oswalt via one of our VLI students: ” Mother Teresa just walked and talked the life of Jesus.  The life of Christian discipleship is not about upward mobility, but downward mobility.  There’s a lot of room to serve...

We have lived far too long…

I’ve been working through N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian, and every chapter is filled with several points where you simply say, “wow!”  This is one from today & I think a great one to start the week off with. “We have lived far...

“If one person tells you you are a horse, it is a lie.
If 15 people tell you you are a horse it is a conspiracy.
If 300 people tell you you are a horse, you should buy a saddle.”

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