Flotsam and jetsam (5/31)

via National Geographic

Let’s take a survey: Are Americans (a) really bad at estimating, (b) really gullible, (c) both really gullible and really bad at estimating? After seeing the results of this Gallup survey, I think the answer is obvious

Take in more than you give out. If you give out more than you take in, you will . . . give out. Your lake should have snowmelt streams running into it. Every vocation requires constant learning, constant development.
Only a few years ago my own understanding of how Christ is seen in the Old Testament was mostly limited to prophecies of Christ’s coming and a few of the more obvious types and symbols that point to Christ. But I experienced a real breakthrough as I began to listen to Christ-centered preachers who presented Christ from every part of the Scripture.
You are called to a self-sacrificial headship in your marriage. This means you love your wife, and you do what’s best for her, even to the point of crucifying your own ambitions, your own callings, and even your own life (Eph. 5:25-30). Don’t put your wife in the situation in which she must choose between loyalty to you and fidelity to what she believes. If that means serving the Lord in some way other than the pastorate, so be it. Your marriage is more important than your ministry.
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About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on May 31, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. re: conspiracies – I have met dozens of folks, most of whom are originally from Oregon or are long-time residents, who are convinced that Bigfoot is real. The skeptics are usually recent arrivals or non-natives. I wonder if it is an Oregon pride thing, or part of the mystery/sublimity associated with nature by PNWer’s that gets extended out to include Bigfoot. Maybe it is just the company I keep…

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