Seeing as how this is my very first post, I thought it best to introduce you to a regular feature of my blog called “All Things Considered.” These posts are just going to be a collection of different articles and such that I’ve read throughout the week that I found interesting and thought perhaps you would too. I’m totally ripping off Tim Challies’ “A La Carte” series, but there are so many other bloggers doing this that I think this will fit right in. (Come on, don’t be that guy/gal).
Being a young pastor, I resonated with a lot of these, specifically #6: “We think we’ve got it all figured out.” That couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m clueless and need help. Help me. Please.
I can remember reading the same paragraph in Piper’s “Let the Nations Be Glad.” The realization that salvation itself is not the end goal of missions was a big shift in my understanding of missions. I believe this understanding does a lot to put more emphasis on the second part of the Great Commission that we tend to neglect, namely “teaching them to observe all that [Christ] has commanded.”
I’ve had the honor of officiating two weddings so far and I’ve been blessed to not have anything happen that could end up on a list like this. Check back with me in about 15 years, though.
This is only the start of this blog. I’ve never done anything like this, but I hope that I will have the diligence and the determination to keep at it, even when all of you stop reading my horrible writing.