A Pastor Is Not A Tour Guide

Here’s the excellent opening to Eugene Peterson’s great book: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (p. 16-17). “I don’t know what it has been like for pastors in other culture and previous centuries, but I am quite sure that for a pastor in Western culture at the dawn of the twenty-first century, the aspect… Continue reading A Pastor Is Not A Tour Guide

Self-denial, Cross-bearing: No Thanks!

 J. M. Boice’s Christ’s Call to Discipleship is a great book on what it means to follow Jesus.  Some parts of this book are a little dated, but it is a good one to have for sure (used copies are well under $10 shipped).  Here’s a snippet: “In my judgment, the real reason why so… Continue reading Self-denial, Cross-bearing: No Thanks!