Tag Archives: Trinity

What is the Rest that Jesus Offers?

Familiar Passage, But Clearly Understood? A few weeks ago I spoke at the annual Mental Health and Missions Conference. I was asked to speak on the integrated life of the care giver. In my preparation I learned that the English word for … Continue reading

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Why Sabbath is to be Taken Seriously for Vocational Holiness

Sabbath, like our entire walk with God, is an act of faith. By faith, we cease and desist from work for one day. The word shabbat does not mean rest, it means cease. And sabbath is absolutely essential for vocational holiness. This … Continue reading

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Five Themes Facilitating Ill Health and Ineffectiveness Amongst Global Workers: Theme #4 Identity Attached to Role and Performance

This is the fourth in a series of five themes on dynamics that facilitate ill health and ineffectiveness amongst global workers. Here is the original list and links to read on the first three themes: 1. Spiritual Anemia (read hear) 2. Holistic Exhaustion … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Want us to Learn of Him?

©Scott E. Shaum 2014 Latin: With God, Peace Matthew 11:28-30 is a well know passage. It is Jesus’ invitation to take on an easy yoke and a light burden, to learn of him.  “Come to me, all you who are weary and … Continue reading

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How Personal Risk Deeply Reflects God’s Nature

© Scott E. Shaum 2014 Was it worth it? In 2005 I had been in remote Cambodia providing some much needed pastoral care and counsel to a multi-national church planting team. The small city where they were working clung to … Continue reading

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Addressing a Huge Gap and the Primary Reason for Pastoral Care

© Scott E. Shaum 2014   Michael Reeves Delighting in the Trinity is one of those if-you-have-a-pulse-you-gotta-read-this-book reads. It is the most significant book I have read in the past 5 years or so. Reeves is a British historical theologian which … Continue reading

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Joining in on the Good Shepherd’s Work

“I am the Good Shepherd.” Jesus is the Shepherd. We do not ever replace him.  He kept Peter in reigns when he commissioned him to “tend my sheep” (John 21: ).  These sheep are his sheep.  They are never “my staff” nor “my team” … Continue reading

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