Thursday, February 14, 2008

Please join me in praying for Dr. Mohler

I'm taking a break from my dissertation long enough to ask my few readers to pray for our seminary president, Dr. R. Albert Mohler. In chapel today, after a sermon on accepting adversity by Dr. Ware, and once the cameras had been turned off, Dr. Mohler announced to the seminary family that he has a pre-cancerous tumor on his colon. Dr. Tom Schreiner led us in prayer as we laid hands on the Mohler family. Please join me in continued prayer for Dr. Mohler, his family, and our seminary.

-- Todd

p.s. You can read the full story at Baptist Press. Of particular note to my readers is that Dr. Mohler has withdrawn is candidacy for SBC president. I regret that I will not be able to cast my ballot for him this year. Please pray for Convention messengers as they select a president in June.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Living the Missionary Motto

Early in my seminary career, Dr. Mark Terry taught me the missionary motto:

Where He leads me, I will follow;
What He feeds me, I will swallow!

This week, my "friend," colleague, and mentor, Bryan G helped me practice it.

For our Birthdays (we share the same day) the church where we are serving together as co-interim pastors threw us a pot-luck dinner. One group of ladies made Bryan his favorite dish, fish head curry. Not something I would choose for myself, but Hey, he's lived in the Pac Rim for 15 years.

As my Birthday gift to me, Bryan decided that I should share the "delicacy" of the dish, one of the fish eyes. So, before letting everyone eat, I got the special "privilege" of eating the first bite of our potluck --the curry flavored fish eye from this appetizing dish. Bryan ate his first . . .

Then I followed suit.

This of course doesn't make me a TRUE missionary, but in my opinion, it was a brave first step.

I can get the recipe for you if you'd like to try it too :-)

-- Todd