A somewhat recent Crossway Church Surrey Facebook post one simply could not leave unattended made on June 14th or 15th goes like this….
“We have a very real enemy who is at war with the church of Jesus Christ. And one of his most effective tactics is to go after the leaders. Kill the shepherd, the sheep will be scattered.” #CrosswayPreaches …..
Martin Herzberg- Start all Over
I had to look up the proper words that would define the statements and events I and others have observed and yes discussed, over the past year and particularly the past 1 to 2 months and these seemed to fit best. Words that define an inability to take into account the pain caused by wholesale shameless self promotion, and unclear, undisclosed ambition.
1. nar·cis·sism (när s -s z m) also nar·cism (-s z m)
Dan you just keep sourcing great and stirring articles….too bad we’re so far apart, would love to know you better.
“So, we have an epidemic of leadership in the church. Not because we value leadership, but because we have a current obsession with being leaders.” …..”we’ve forgotten our charter…” Continue reading
I remember growing up in my tween and teen years in Nigeria, I was there at that point from Port Moody because I had began to turn into quite the rebel at 10 and 11, and I am grateful to my mom for doing that, in sending me there. Anyways whenever my father would have many peer and elderly guests, often from my fathers tribal tongue of Isoko, come over or we would visit their homes to “discuss matters” of great importance (I presumed) amongst the men, my role way very clear. Continue reading
“The True Work of Art is but a Shadow of the Divine Perfection”- USC
…. and I must say, this was some work of art and technological genius to behold even though it was commissioned 22 years ago. Couldn’t stop asking questions of the attendants. The mind and capabilities and creativity of God’s handiwork as compared to the finite mind of us, His creatures, through the things He has enabled and allowed us to create, if we expose ourselves to such marvels of the mind and comparisons, it only serves to bring Him the maximum Glory He truly deserves.
Breaching the rebuilt walls of a strategic Nehemiah sermon series after a church takeover, through freedom of thought and uncensored, unmanaged discussion.
Reposting content from dimreflections.com here due to hosting issues rendering the site intermittently unreachable.
As expected, a temporary diversion and record to follow up with matters at hand. Lest we forget our past and present and history repeats itself.
Crossway Community Church Surrey Langley pastors Mr Pat Sczebel , Mr Fred Eaton (update: recently left in early 2014 to pastor The Bridge church in Kitsilano Vancouver), and Mr David J R Smith (update: April 2016 also now “moved on”-and as true to church form it wasn’t pretty – to other endeavours and apparent career changes on Vancouver Island –sorry, he’s back now — according to 2 insider disclosures and best described here “in his own ‘experienced‘ words“) and strategically “selected” elders….. Continue reading