Blogging updates, filthy atrocities, and hot chicken

Really hope I get my blogging mojo, such as it was, back soon.

But until then, here is a quick update post.

A friend of mine runs a ministry my wife and I do a lot of volunteer work with that is starting a new outreach to kids in a low income, high crime neighborhood in my town. There is a lot of gang activity in the area and a high percentage of fatherless homes which exacerbates all their problems. Bottom line here is that this neighborhood needs Jesus and we will be spending the next 12 weeks being His hands and feet.

I will be attending evangelism training this Sunday night and am super excited that there is a growing interest in this area. I have heard that less than one percent of Christians are comfortable sharing their faith and that’s a big deal when most of the world’s problems fade away when the Gospel is shared.

My next Seminary class is on discipleship and I am very excited about that. As I mentioned above, most of the world’s problems fade away where the Gospel is shared so Evangelism is important. But, more important than sharing the Word, is making disciples who will deny themselves daily, take up their cross, and Follow Jesus wherever He goes. I have a feeling that people are tired of the empty promises and outright lies they have been sold by post Christian America’s supposed thought leaders and the nation is ripe for a harvest. We are, I refuse to believe otherwise, on the verge of a great revival.

The Friday morning men’s Bible study I have been going to has grown from 4-5 to more than 20 consistently.

Anyway, my blogging might be kind of meh but life is good, ministry is good, and God is great and doing amazing things all around that give me a great deal of hope.

Finally, I ran across this earlier and thought it was highly relevant and, given what is going on these days, worth meditating on for a minute.

“Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite as bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite as bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything-God and our friends and ourselves included-as, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed forever in a universe of pure hatred.”

-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Have a good weekend everyone, God bless 🙂

James

* Pic (h/t AoSHQ) is included because it looks delicious and the headline for this post wouldn’t make sense without some sort of reference to hot chicken.



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6 replies

  1. That does look good but probably not something I would order.
    Prayers for you both on your new adventure.

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  2. Glad to hear you’re around still. Please pass that sandwich my way!!!

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