Author Archives: Scott S

Conformed to the Image of Christ. What is it All About?

How does the gospel play into being conformed to the image of Christ? Are we conformed by our efforts of study and prayer and other works? If we fail, do we simply have to confess our failure then double down … Continue reading

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New Podcast Resource on Resilience

Antioch Church in Waco, TX (USA) has begun a new podcast around the topic of resilience for field workers. Here is their description: “Have you ever wondered what keeps some missionaries on the field for ages? Is it stubbornness or … Continue reading

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Settling into Patience

“I was in a Woods, thickety in places….It was impossible to hurry there;                               And I settled myself into Patience….“* Life is indeed very “thickety in places.” What … Continue reading

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The State of Your Treasury

Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.”  And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his … Continue reading

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Story Stealing and the Art of Questions

Stealing the Floor We’ve all done it. A friend is telling some story about the monster, cataclysmic, bomb-winter storm they experienced. No sooner than they get their bits of story out, take a breathe, we step in and interrupt with … Continue reading

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Companioning Double Take

I have been impressed by the responses to the previous post on Spirituality of Companioning. It seems we are bumping into some catch 22’s. Crammed v. Companioning Our lives are mashed full of meetings, gigs, conferences, travels and events. We have … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Abiding: Companion One Another

“The language of telling people what to think and what to do dominates most leadership paradigms in the church, with very little attention given to the actual details of being a Christian in the home and workplace…There are, however, serious … Continue reading

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Resource: His Word Abiding

Unbeknownst to me when I wrote last week’s blog, our pastor’s sermon this past Sunday was from Luke 24:25–27 (Emmaus Road story) on the role of Scripture in our knowing Jesus. It is fascinating that the post-resurrected Jesus’ response to … Continue reading

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