Friday, September 27, 2013

online meanderings

Can I tell you about my friend Jesus? - Some reasons I love him.

The God of the ordinary - A very helpful post about miracles, providence, and God's action in the ordinary - one I could have done with over the last year or so.

My new role - An excellent post about why someone without young kids might choose not to work, and use their time well.

Caring for the caregiver - How to care for those who care for the chronically ill, disabled or elderly at home.

The crisis phone call - How should we respond when someone in crisis calls us?

The match - Showing grace to your children in the light of God's grace. Beautiful.

49 observations about preaching from Colin Buchanan, and 8 ways you might be losing people in your sermons.
God has not gone anywhere. Natural means are God’s ordinary way of working in the world and in our lives. Every time a cut heals naturally, God is the ultimate healer. The birth of a baby is not a miracle, but a splendid example of his providence that never fails to fill us with awe. Instead of detracting from God’s sovereignty, natural explanations—especially the more complex ones that display the obvious evidence of God’s design—should provoke wonder at God’s concern, wisdom, and loving involvement in every detail of our lives. Michael Horton

 Chew on one thinker you really love. Study everything there is to know about that thinker. Then find three people that thinker loved, and find out everything about them. Repeat this as many times as you can. Climb up the tree as far as you can go. Once you build your tree, it’s time to start your own branch. Austin Kleon

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jean

Thought you and your husband might be interested in a new resource for reading the Bible one to one with non Christians that has just been published in the UK, called the Word one to one. It is designed for a Christian to use with a friend or colleague to take them through John's gospel and introduce them to the real Jesus and the gospel. It was developed and has been successfully used and refined over several years by one of the large evangelical Anglican churches in London, St Helen's Bishopgate, and is endorsed by Rico Tice who co-wrote the evangelism course Christianity Explored. You can find out more about it and see pages from it on the website created for it .

In a similar vein, you might also, if you are not already familiar with it, be interested in the seeker Bible study called Uncovered jointly developed by UCCF and Becky Manley Pickett for students to study Luke's gospel one on one with their non Christian friends. You can find out more about it on the UCCF website at:

I really appreciate your blog and look forward to every post you write. It is a valuable ministry.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jean

A slight correction to my last post. The seeker Bible study is actually called Uncover and the co-author is Becky Manley-Pippert.


Jean said...

Thanks, Linda!