Miscellanies: Other Thoughts Worth Reading (12/6)
Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church in Texas. He is a man who fiercely proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lovingly seeks to heal wounds through the power of the cross. A couple of weeks ago, on Thanksgiving morning, he suffered a seizure, and was found to have a brain tumor. This past Friday, he underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Early signs of the surgery were extremely positive. His full recovery will take several weeks. Pray for him, his family, and his ministry. His potent teaching and heart for Christ have been an inspiration to several associated with Theological Synergy. The title link is to a Facebook page containing updates about Matt. You may also want to visit the church’s website.
The vows are clear. “For richer or for poorer. In sickness and in health. Till death do us part.” Still, about half of all marriages nationwide end in divorce, according to some statistics. But if Sacramento Web designer John Marcotte has his way, divorce will be against the law in California.
The theme for our upcoming pastors conference is “The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy: The Apostolic Aim of Pastoral Ministry.” John Piper, Sam Storms, Bob Blincoe, and Eric Mason will be exploring how Christian Hedonism affects a pastor’s work and life.
Don Carson offers timely advice to the Evangelical movement.