Thursdays with Jordan and a Reason to Celebrate

So I have been having lunch with Jordan Brown.  Dude’s hilarious.  We have been meeting everyother week for lunch, to talk, and go over a book, the Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus.  Jordan’s schedule is such that he is free during the day a lot, so it’s pretty easy to schedule.

He’s one of those guys that funny, laid-back, but really gets it that the Gospel is more than saying a prayer and being in church.  Anyway it was great hanging out with him and I look forward to these times each week.

I also wanted to Celebrate something at the End of the post that I am hoping will up my blog stats (just kidding).  I have never really cared about American Idol until this season.  Partly because Kathy went to High School with blake so that’s cool.  But also because Sanjay was just so bad, he was like watching a train wreck week to week.  But now he’s gone.  And I don’t know if I’m actually going to care about the show anymore.   But let’s just be grateful that we won’t be bombarded with Sanjaya Malakar singles and albums anytime soon.  Praise the Name of Jesus!

Keep it Amicable

Acts 15:36-41

36Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” 37Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, 38but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

I love this passage because it shows that church leaders can disagree with something, but the mission can keep going.  I think we need reminders from time to time that as long as we are preaching Jesus we are still on the same team.