When I worked in Austin, Texas, I saw this bumper sticker in the parking lot of the university I worked for:
“Don’t pray in my school and I won’t think in your church”
I realize bumper stickers are often cowardly ways to make big, bold statements, but this one rubbed me the wrong way. I wrote this blog post in reflection.
Now, three years later, I want to add a postscript to that blog post. John Piper has a new book out called, “Think” and it examines the questions so many raise and so few answer. Why do we have a mind? What is the purpose of thinking?
The Desiring God National Conference was actually going on this weekend and focused on just that – using our minds to glorify God, enjoy Him and share Him. I get goosebumps thinking about how our minds are made to glorify our Creator!
I’m off to worship this morning in spirit and in truth… glad for God’s design to engage my thoughts with His thoughts.
I wish I could post this video on the back of my car in bumper sticker form. Better yet, I wish I could live life proving this video true. How about that for a rebuttal?
Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!
let LOVE FLY like cRaZY.
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I’m excited about this book. Anyhow, just saw that you wished blessings for me while I was in Ecuador. Thanks for that b/c it got a little crazy with some political unrest while we were there. Great week overall. Posted about it on blog. I also saw that Adriana had responded to that comment I left. I ended up over at her blog and left her a message b/c my wife was indeed her 1st grade teacher. Amazing how things come around.
So, how’s Pinares??? Everything good? I’ve read your blog for a couple of years but never commented b/c I didn’t know you (guess I’m a little shy). Just wanted to say that I appreciate your writing b/c it lets me be able to keep up with what’s going on in Honduras and ALP. Both have a special place in our hearts.
That’s great! I’m glad you could find something useful in my blunderings 🙂
It’s SUCH a small world – I’m glad you/your wife connected with Adriana!
I’m also glad to read of your trip to Ecuador – PRAISE THE LORD for His work there and the way He orchestrates provision for deep needs. It sounds like the pastors there are so hungry!
Well, keep on keeping on, brother!