For those of you who have known beloved Walt Kendall, grace-junkie pastor of 56, who died yesterday of cancer, the worship/memorial service will be live streamed at the link below. From Westminster Presybterian Church, Sumter SC. Live Stream –WeakDave, who is thrilled to be able to attend from far-off Philly, through cyberspace, cuz he […]
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whenever I have high ownership for my relationships, ministry, favorite sports teams, my next used car/motorcycle I’ll purchase, my health, my investments. And because folks have been praying for more Jesus-dependency in my life, I’m finding it easier to spot the cancer of independency/shepherdness that leads to high ownership of areas of idolatry that are […]
That causes other believers and pre-believers around me, to want what I have, because He’s so awesome that nothing else hardly matters to me? So I have an other-worldly humility, and an other-worldly love for others, especially those whose values are opposite of mine? So I operate in out-of-character-for-Dave kinda ways? Self-forgetting/uninhibited? Or is my […]
and paying a high cost. Sareeta and Sunitha followed Sai Baba, a person that is worshipped as a god. One of their sisters had a powerful mystical experience with the Hindu gods. Her family and community started to look at their sister as a god herself. Sareeta moved to London and everything went wrong. She […]
I sit behind the steering wheel, like God Himself, assuming I know the way, know good turns from bad. Is it any wonder that life is so hard for me? Boy this driving job seemed like a fairly easy one, but now I’m feeling pressure: like someone completely out of his element. Sometimes fearful, sometimes […]
shepherds are losers and sheep are winners. Why? Because He created us humans to be dependents, not independents. Pride is only a problem of shepherds. And self-righteousness. And feeling superior to others. And irritation, impatience. And control-freakness. And fear. And discouragement. Why? In the right-side-up kingdom of this world, we shepherds think we know what’s […]
but only to clueless sheep. Jesus has nothing to offer other shepherds/independents, those who are wise in their own eyes, leaning on their own understanding. In fact, Jesus frequently thwarts the attempts of His sheep who are shepherd-wannabes, trying to make their lives work, trying to find happiness, on their own. Jesus created us to […]
is the curse of the human condition since Adam and Eve. Humans live in denial of how consumed we are with human accomplishment, somebodiness. Not just pre-believers, but we believers too. Materialism is only one facet of the problem. Believers of modest means are also eaten up with feeling good about self, having some performance […]
What is different for believers today? How will we approach non-believers?