An Unplanned Encounter with A Voice in the Wilderness
Life is often what happens in-between the things you were expecting. One of those was an unexpected request to do a short commentary piece for Spectrum's Sabbath School Lesson Commentary, which wound up consuming those bits of time I tend to set aside for this blog, which resulted in the lack of posts for the last couple of weeks. However, since moments like this are indeed a part of the ebb and flow of life that I try to reflect on a bit here in Footnotes, I decided I would post it here as well (without the benefit of the editor who will, I am sure, work it over a bit before it appears on Spectrum's blog in a week or two), since that's "where I've been" for the last week or so in my more free and reflective moments.
I'll be back to the more usual (or unusual, as the case may be) stuff when I return from a week of backpacking in the Sierras. In between then and now, here are some reflections on the ministry of John the Baptist and how it might speak to the ministry of our church:
These are just some of the questions reflecting on what it might mean for us to take the “John the Baptist brand” seriously, in both its individual and corporate expressions. For those who might still consider themselves a part of that voice calling out in the wilderness of these modern times, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, they are worth pondering!