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Middle-Aged Moralists
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom.” (David Foster Wallace)
Discipleship  wisdom 
11 weeks ago by patrickhalbrook
This Is a Hard Teaching
At one point, sitting with the children, I asked them if there was anything they wanted to ask me. One of the children asked where the bathroom was. Then, another child raised his hand and blurted out, “Why did my grandma die?”
Given a few moments to collect myself, I said something like, “I don’t know. But we’re all going to die. Death is part of life and life is part of death. And that is why we are here in this church. We want to take some time every week to think about and to feel how strange and mysterious it is to be alive.”
may 2019 by patrickhalbrook
Bird Calls & Summonses: The Touchstone Archives
"Clear, perceptive sight is a function of simplification, acceptance, and attentiveness. And these together very often issue in gratitude"
Discipleship  perspective 
april 2019 by patrickhalbrook
Didache on Parenting
"Do not neglect your responsibility to your son or your daughter, but from their youth you shall teach them to revere God" (The Didache 4:9)
parenting  discipleship  from notes
april 2019 by patrickhalbrook
On Not Losing the Gospel in the Next Generation (Don Carson)
Daniel Darling, writing for Leadership, asks Don Carson, “You’ve often said that the Church is three generations from losing the gospel entirely. What advice would you give to pastors and church l...
discipleship  from notes
april 2019 by patrickhalbrook
Jesus didn’t recruit leaders for his ministry
Jesus didn’t recruit leaders for his ministry . . . Jesus wasn’t looking for leaders at all. Jesus was looking for followers . . . This is the great tragedy of the church in the last 50 years: We ...
leadership  discipleship  from notes
april 2019 by patrickhalbrook
We are a collaborative network focused on providing open-licensed biblical content, open-source technology tools, and effective training to equip the entire global Church for Bible translation and discipleship. Tools & training for church-centric Bible translation, often using gateway languages. The focus is on the church, the members of the Body, and their growth (think Wycliffe Associates), rather than on the Bible itself and the quality of the translation (think, Wycliffe International).
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january 2019 by chrismyth

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