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Pastor’s Wisdom: A Series

Starting Monday, and while Kris and I are in South Africa, we will begin a series I’ve called Pastor’s Wisdom. I asked a series of seasoned pastors this question: If you could start all over again, knowing what you know now, what would you focus on? Or, if you gave a young pastor some advice, what would you tell him or her to focus on? Yes, we will have both men and women respond to this series, and I can tell you — Kris and I were blessed just reading the responses. I’m sure you will agree. (I asked them to keep it 250 words if possible. Not all did; preacher’s license.) The series will be a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday series. Our Friday is for Friends series will be suspended while we are away.
We have a crew working on our home, and we’ll check up on the blog and even post if we can.

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Rob G

posted May 2, 2008 at 2:28 am

Have a great trip, Scot. Be blessed and be a blessing.

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posted May 2, 2008 at 6:15 am

Have a great time. What kind of work is being done?

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brother terry

posted May 2, 2008 at 7:51 am

Godspeed Scot. I look forward to the series.

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posted May 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

End of Week Round up | Byrnesys Blabberings

[…] Hopefully you’ll find something of interest here:- Johnny Baker flagged up a couple of interesting ebooks about management for people in creative jobs and related that church planting can be considered within this field. – Jamie wrote the best sentences Ive read all week in one of his posts about Francis: "We must never forget that our words, while important, have only the level authority to which I lives, through the power of the Spirit, lend them credibility."- Scot McKnight is starting an excellent series called Pastors Wisdom which he will be the result of asking a series of seasoned pastors this question: If you could start all over again, knowing what you know now, what would you focus on?" I’ll be trying to listent with all ears.- Abraham Piper has written a brilliant introduction to RSS and the wonder of Google Reader, if you don’t know what those two things are, and you read plenty of blogs then you need to read Abrahams post.- Moby is offering free music for independent film makers and students called MobyGratis HT: Johnny Baker- I still try and keep up with Lost even though the community of watchers have all moved in their respective directions (in fact one of them is even in Hawaii, though not as a direct result of watching Lost and wanting to live out the dream it should be pointed out) here is a very interesting and complex theory about the nature of the Island if you are interested enough HT: Trevin Wax- Somehow I managed to stumble across this, a good overview of my current lecturer, John Webster’s Dogmatic sketch of scripture it’s written by masters student Alex Abecina over at regents in Vancouver, so thanks Alex. He broken it in to four parts here(1), here(2), here(3) and here(4) […]

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Jamie Arpin-Ricci

posted May 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

As I am approaching a more intentional embrace of my pastoral calling, this is exciting to hear. Looking forward to the series. Have a blessed journey!

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posted May 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Have a wonderful trip. I can smell Johannesburg as I type, I hope to go back some day. I will be forever thankful to Africa…I have a picture book that a friend who accompanied me to South Africa put together. On the inside cover it says, “Moments of an experience that opened our eyes and called us to live in a Story much larger than our own” that was Africa’s gift to me. Hope you are able to post some photos or thoughts along the way.
Much peace and grace to you.

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John Frye

posted May 2, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Scot and Kris,
We too pray you will have a tremendous trip. Africa has a way of changing us forever. We look forward to your posts and pictures of the trip. Shalom!
John and Julie

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posted May 3, 2008 at 2:30 am

Hi Scot
At thies stage you and Kris are on your way to South Africa. We are looking forward to meet you and Kris and the few day you will be spending with us.

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posted May 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm

As a young youth pastor, i look forward to this series. i know that their is much wisdom and insight to be gained from those who have been serving for a while. thanks and have a great trip. new to the blog world, but i will look forward to hearing about south africa too!

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