J. I. Packer went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2020. He was 93 years old.
Packer was a lifelong Anglican churchman who spent the first half of his life in England and the second half in Canada but who was perhaps most popular in the United States. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential theological popularizers of the twentieth century.
— Read on www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/j-i-packer-1926-2020/
Pastoral calling and ministry training do not inoculate from wrong ambitions. But men who are humbly lashed to God’s Word, with character shaped by the gospel, will pursue right pastoral ambitions.
— Read on churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/378305-right-and-wrong-pastoral-ambitions.html
In some ways, praying for missionaries is like buying Christmas presents for your distant relatives in Florida. You don’t know what their day-to-day life looks like. You don’t know what they need, what they want, or what would be most meaningful. As a result, we often opt for prayers to bless the missionaries that are rarely more personal or specific than an Amazon gift card sent via email. But we can do better.
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I was brought near tears as I watched this video. I am personally very thankful for Christ Church Savannah. They were an important part of my college years and helped to financially support me during my seminary days. It is likely I would not be where I am today had it not been for the encouragement of Christ Church’s Rector, Marc Robertson. I am also very thankful for Independent Presbyterian Church which so warmly greated them.
If you want to find out how, check out the list at The Resurgence. Here are my favorites:
1. Make your accountability partner drop ten bucks in the jar for that grievous sin.
2. Make your accountability a circle of cheap confession by which you obtain cheap peace for your troubled conscience.
5. Go public with your respectable sins while cherishing your secret sins.
8. Make accountability, not Jesus, central to your group.”
“The service of worship on Sunday lasted about 3 hours in total, with the typical posture being standing throughout.”