One of my favorite things is the process of gathering as much information as possible on a topic/theme and then winnowing down that information into its essence. One situation where this process is evident is in preaching a sermon… or more accurately in the preparation for preaching a sermon. My first preaching professor, JK Jones, [...]
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Failure has always been a part of my growth… physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, educational, occupational. It seems that as I grow, I also find myself failing. In fact, failure often leads to growth. Do we make room for failure today? Do we allow people opportunities to fail without making them feel like failures? Do people [...]
No Comments Scott Pagel on Apr 12th 2010
Math professor, programmer, and blogger John Cook discusses how work expands to fill the time allowed for it, and why the more trivial something is, the more time we waste discussing it. “Work Expands to the Time Allowed” – Lifehacker Whether it be as simple as writing a letter… or as mulit-faceted and complex as [...]
No Comments Scott Pagel on Apr 9th 2010
Jesus commanded us to “make disciples,” so it stands to reason that we’d better know what one looks like (at least in broad strokes). What does a “mature” disciple of Jesus look like? by Traver Dougherty | CMA Resources H/T The M Blog
No Comments Scott Pagel on Apr 8th 2010
Matthew 28:18-20 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands [...]
2 Comments Scott Pagel on Apr 3rd 2010
I love all the great examples and analogies that help us better understand what the church is supposed to be like… Felicity Dale at Simply Church shares How to be an orchestra.
No Comments Scott Pagel on Apr 1st 2010
It’s nice to have a fresh start. I used to blog at SQJTaipei but it died out for a few reasons and after several months of thinking about it… I’m ready to start this new blog. The old blog was generally well received and had a small following… it probably didn’t NEED to die. Sometimes [...]
6 Comments Scott Pagel on Mar 31st 2010