Calvinism and certainty

Calvinism and certainty

Read this in 1 min I am a Calvinist. There. I said it.    Inspired by Marilyn McEntyre here’s a list of caricatures of Calvinists. AngrySeriousStrictLogicalImagination-lessBible-totingSupersiliousLiteralisticEmotionally-stuntedAxe-grindingHeretic-huntingChurch-splittingFun-killingJoy-suckingLiberal-hatingArminian-hatingWrath-lovingLove-avoiding The sad thing is that at different times of my life I have been all of these things though I doubt I’ve ever been all of them at the same time. I hope.   …

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[Expanded] Why we hate each other

[Expanded] Why we hate each other

Read this in 1 min In many ways hate is the lazy way out. If can label someone and then emote against that label and do it online and in abstract terms then I don’t actually have to wrestle with all of life’s complexity. And if hate is lazy then it should come as no surprise that our intellectually sloppy …

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Being a pastor will break your heart

Being a pastor will break your heart

Read this in 2 mins I’ve found that specialized ministry can sometimes be shorthand for a boondoggle–a sweet employment gig that don’t involve weddings, funerals, sermons, or sessions and comes with a housing allowance. If you’re going into ministry I recommend you go for a specialized ministry because serving a church will break your heart. 

Book publishing in 9 minutes

Book publishing in 9 minutes

Read this in 1 min I stumbled on this video today while doing some research. It offers an inside glimpse into the book industry through the lens of Penguin Random House. While IVP is significantly smaller, pretty much everything you see in this video is mirrored in the way we carry out or publishing mission. Enjoy!