Sunday, February 05, 2006

cornel west & the light at the end of the tunnel?

for anyone interested dr. cornel west will be in baton rouge thursday, february 9th @ 6:00 p.m. speaking at the baton rouge community college. i don't agree with much of what he sayd but it's still interesting enough to me that i'm going to go.

now for the good church news - today i saw the light at the end of the tunnel. as i have posted before my church has gone through some rough times recently. it has not been fun. today we had dr. stan norman preach to possibly be our interim pastor. for those who do not understand the baptist manner of finding a pastor i'll explain. baptist to not have a higher organization to assign or help find a pastor. every baptist church is completely autonomous. so when a baptist church needs to find a pastor it has to do it on its own. this usually takes awhile and therefore most baptist churches find an interim pastor to fill the pulpit until they can find their real pastor. the interim helps give a consistent voice to the pulpit. consistency is key. "preaching by committee" never seems to work - no matter how good your "committee" is. so getting an interim pastor is a big step to our church recovering it's zest. dr. norman is a systematic theology prof at new oreleans baptist theological seminary. he knows his stuff. i thought he did a very good job today. his preaching style is definitely more modern in its nature and while i would prefer a more post-modern style you still aren't going to hear me complain. it was the best sermon we've had from the pulpit in awhile. the church still has a long way to go but at least a faint light has begun to appear.

[Listening to: Know Your Rights - The Clash - Combat Rock (3:41)]


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