Worth a Look 6.18.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: Wednesdays were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, And God by my friend, Michael Kelley. $2.99. See my interview with Michael and an excerpt from the book.
Joshua battled and beat the disease, but not before his family had to reconcile what it means to believe in God despite a broken world. His dad’s personal account of that fight to survive sparks a larger discussion of how Christians must learn to walk in the light of Christ’s promises despite the dark shadows of earthly pain. Indeed, it’s pain that sometimes opens the door to a deeper experience with Jesus, an authentic relationship that holds steady even when life loses the comfort of normalcy.
Baptist21 would like to once again provide SBC attendees with a guide to the proceedings of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention. Throughout the attached guide, Baptist21 provides descriptions of key items on the schedule that we believe you will not want to miss.
I’m in a good place in life for this change. I’m old enough to have learned a few things, but also old enough to know I have so much I need to learn. As I do with the start of a new year, only on a larger scale, I view transitions as an opportunity to make significant improvements in how I lead. I get a fresh start. There are a few things I want to do differently.
Good diction, combined with good thinking, can give the preacher clarity and all its children. Good diction can give us preachers an apt rhetorical register and lively narrative movement and conciseness and a whole wide world opened by the deliberate choice of this word instead of that one.
These two evangelists’ actions and comments during and after their public schism serve as a reminder to me regarding how we Southern Baptists should approach such theological differences between fellow workers for the gospel.