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Hometown Roads Never Leave You—Mason King
For someone who hopes to pastor in/near his hometown, I found this piece to be very insightful.
Pastoring in my hometown is a joy and a constant trial. For years, I talked about wanting to return, pastor and raise a family. Now I’m here, pastoring among a people I love in a place I love—a place that tests what I believe at every stoplight.
I coast to the corner, and it’s not the different wheels I’ve sat behind but the mistakes I’ve made that pull up beside me—the wounds I’ve caused and the sin I’ve chased. The cold winters of loneliness and the summers of burning anxiety turn up their dials, all before the light releases me. In the span of a traffic cycle, my heart’s contentment can be so quickly unsettled. My inner monologue, like a dashboard radio broadcast on repeat, sinks my mind into regret over the past, doubt over the future and distraction from the present.
Why Does History Matter for Christianity?—Keith Whitfield and Nathan Finn
Love the work of both of these guys. Great video.
The Cost of Radical Generosity—Tim Challies
Good stuff on generosity from Tim. I am not generous enough.
I was actually just starting to feel a little sorry for myself. I was on the sidelines at my daughter’s soccer game while a group of parents stood behind me laughing and chatting. As the game went on they talked and talked about all the great things they’ve done, the homes they’ve bought, the vacations they’ve enjoyed, the lessons their kids have taken. One even talked about his bright yellow Corvette that was parked conspicuously nearby.
Fascinating on what Bill Gates is afraid of.