Random Thoughts on a Friday Morning


Wanted to type something profound today and just don't have it in me, so I thought I'd pass along some others who are speaking better than I.

Doug Groothuis over at Culture Watch: Thoughts of a Constructive Curmudgeon writes one awesome post after another. His most recent on suffering ties in well with some of the themes I've explored this last week in The Practice of the Practical Gospel and The Purposefully Wayward Servant Syndrome.

A Slice of Infinity asks why there are so few worship songs written today that seek to find God in the midst of suffering. Very good question and perhaps a reflection of the American Church's revulsion for anything but party time.

Popping the balloon of complacent discipleship, Dallas Willard ponders the fire insurance religion we've made out of the Gospel and wonders if that insurance even exists. Again, nice tie-in to my previous posts this week.

I pray that everyone who reads this will take the opportunity this weekend to draw alongside someone who stumbled or who is torn by suffering. Take them out to lunch or dinner and pay for their meal. Just listen to them and let them talk. More than ever, we need each other now and in the days to come. Be the Church.

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts on a Friday Morning

  1. salguod

    Dan, I’ve blogged this week about the health problems of a former member of my congregation who had a stroke at 35. Well, that’s what they initially thought, now they’re thinking MS.

    What the folks from my church are doing reminded me of the very thing you have been talking about. They’ve been driving 3.5 hours each way from Columbus to Louisville (right by you, I guess) just to go be with this family. There’s nothing they can do really but sit with them, yet they are still going. I’m certain it means more to that family than they realize, and it warms my heart to watch.

    They’re being the church.

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