Words and a pic – June 24, 2015

We love our e-readers!
We love our e-readers!

The proverb claims: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Nonsense – When we are life-long learners, we bring glory to God.

Amy and I enjoy a recent invention, the e-reader. For missionaries often on-the-move, the ability to take dozens of books with you, all housed in a slim piece of durable plastic, is nothing short of amazing. What are you reading these days?

Condolences for the grieving

Our prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives in the recent senseless attack on the A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina. May the comfort of our Lord surround them.

From Amy’s reading

“Sometimes people appear to be illogical and unreasonable, when they are simply using a different logic and a different method of reasoning. They may have different worldviews, or different experiences, or see a different set of facts than we do.”

– Kent M. Keith, Anyway – The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World (New York: Berkley Books, 2001), 24.

From the archives of Greg’s blog, “Theology in Overalls”

On Called to the Fire, a 2012 biography of veteran Nazarene pastor and African-American activist, Charles Johnson:

“What a beautiful description of the possibility of racial understanding that is as close as positive interactions between individuals. Though our skin color differs, we can be united in our common humanity.”

Read Greg’s review in its entirety by clicking here.

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