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Message to New Life Fellowship about Sabbatical 2011

Geri and I had a very impactful time with God during our time away since June. Last Sunday we attempted to summarize that to our New Life Family. Take a look: Surrender, Silence, And Sabbatical from New Life Fellowship on Vimeo. What are your thoughts?

Ten Distinctives of Emotionally Healthy Preaching

  I remain firmly committed to doing our study/exegesis of texts that we preach, basing our sermons firmly on having dug deep into Scripture. Eugene Peterson says it well: “Exegesis doesn’t take charge of the text and impose superior knowledge to it; it enters the heart of the text and lets the text “read” us. Exegesis is an act of sustained humility. There is so much about this text I will never know.” (Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book). However, the following are ten questions to which I return over and over again – both for myself and our Teaching Team at New Life: 1. Is my “heart at rest?” This is a phrase out of the famous Lao Tsu poem “The Woodcarver“. It parallels Jesus’ time with the Father before His own preaching. This is about slowing down enough to ensure my life and teaching is flowing from the love of God. 2. Have. Read more.

Win 2 Free Tickets to our Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference!

Hey everyone- We’re trying to get the word out about our upcoming Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference that we host right here in Queens, NY. Our registration team notified me that we will be giving 2 free registration passes away in a random drawing for people who retweet the following message on twitter through Jan. 31st: “I’m hoping to go to the Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference in March-u coming? http://tiny.cc/xfpds -RT 4 chance 2 win 2 free tix!“ Hope to see you there! Pete