As an on-campus faith community, I believe that Garrett-Evangelical could be a part of the solution. Just about every night I have been walking my 10,000 steps and along the way I find myself picking up trash off of the ground. As we care for our bodies and walk around campus, why not pick up trash and grab recyclables that are right on top of the trash can to keep our environment in shape, as well?!?
As I finish the night and head off to bed, I have only gotten 2,706 steps completed… but we only got the pedometer at 6:30 p.m. tonight and then I had class all evening…. There I go making excuses for exercise already! I am going to get serious about this. I will try to remember to tell you all how I’m doing with this!
In the mean time, I think I will continue meeting with this young adult group. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoy all of the people I met.
We may have to sacrifice in order to do this. We may have to raise a ruckus, but I believe lives will change and it will bring a pleasing scent to God’s nose.
The early episodes of Studio 60 spoke deeply about cultural issues of America, but, even more importantly, this show poked fun at hollywood and network executives and – well – the whole TV industry. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that it got cut. Okay, I’m done with this tirade, but don’t be too angry with me. Lamenting is Biblical. We are allowed to be angry and express it. In this case I am cursing a network, but from time-to-time we all feel a need to lament our situation to our God. Go for it.
When I talk about offering, I talk not just of money but also of time, sweat and prayer. That is not to say, “Oh, I would rather give my time than my money.” We could do that, but we wouldn’t grow. We must inspect, seriously, what the Lord has gifted to us and then determine a sacrifice that we will, with God’s help, endure. We are given help with that: The Bible says 10% and although it may seem difficult, I suggest we begin there!
Consider carefully how you answer the question, “What is it that you do?” or “What is your job?”. It is time that we accept God’s call on our lives and become strong, proud and caring MINISTERS of GOD!
I have a lot of trouble personally reconciling the trinity. I have not yet processed my understanding of the trinity, but this lecture helped me immensely in understanding how the early church understood the trinity.