News, not Advice.

News, not Advice.

I really like getting good advice. Here’s some for you: don’t annoy your spouse, don’t text and drive, don’t jump into a cactus (Somebody for real did this on YouTube…it was ridiculous). Most people like getting, or giving, good advice. Books upon books have been written for the sole purpose of offering good advice. You may know this–you may not–but the Bible is not one of those books. Because… Continue reading “News, not Advice.”

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Ambassadors

Ambassadors

“Kingdom representatives, call us ambassadors–we happen to be rappers but that’s not even the half of us.” -Stephen the Levite (from “Talk A Lot” by ‘The Ambassador’).¹

People are Ambassadors. We all represent something, whether we know or admit it. We communicate that which we represent to those around us in our culture–that is–the way we go about the various activities of life, our way of being. So the question is: what do you communicate? If people were to wonder what you represent, what answer would they get? Don’t worry, this isn’t a “pull up your socks and do better” sort of post, I promise. Continue reading “Ambassadors”

A blog: by pastor nick.

A blog: by pastor nick.

Welcome, this is a blog: by pastor nick.

I’ve decided to take the opportunity to write semi-regularly. I am doing so because I believe there is a need for pastors to reflect on, and articulate, what they are learning and thinking through, for their own sake and for that of the people they minister to. What I intend is that these blogs be an up-building and encouragement to the Body of Christ (myself included). Continue reading “A blog: by pastor nick.”