Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up 10/25

Some links to polish off your work week so you can get  home and polish off some ribs this weekend:

I’ve been re-evaluating my own workflow and routine over the last week, trying new approaches and such. Is Content Marketing a Hamster Wheel You Can’t Escape?–Copyblogger offers one approach to producing regular content (yes, I took note) in binge style sessions.

I also began using the Storyline Productivity Schedule, a helpful and simple tool that re-frames the way I approach my work. It’s painfully simple, but has been wonderfully fruitful for me.

Ok, ok, onto the other links.

From Transforming Center: You Say You Don’t Have Time For Retreat? Think Again!

“When we repress what is real in our lives and just keep soldiering on, we get weary from holding it in and eventually it leaks out in ways that are damaging to ourselves and to others. On the other hand, the experience of God’s unconditional love and presence during those solitary times when we are not doing anything is our greatest human need.”

Also, if you missed the whole Mark Driscoll pacifism firestorm (where were you? and good for you), the closing lines from the incendiary post: Is God a Pacifist?

“Today is a season of patience as Jesus Christ waits for people to come to repentance. Jesus is not a pansy or a pacifist; he’s patient. He has a long wick, but the anger of his wrath is burning.

Once the wick is burned up, he is saddling up on a white horse and coming to slaughter his enemies and usher in his kingdom. Blood will flow.

Then there will be peace forever as the Prince of Peace takes his rightful throne. Some of those whose blood will flow as high as the bit in a horse’s mouth for 184 miles will be those who did not repent of their sin but did wrongly teach that Jesus was a pacifist.

Jesus is no one to mess with.”

And, from Jonathan Merritt, Mark Driscoll makes Pacifists fighting mad some responses from Shane Claiborne, Scot McKnight, and others:

 “We can call Jesus crazy, but we dare not call him a pansy. The nonviolent love that we see on the cross is not the sentimental love of fairy tales but it is the daredevil love of the martyrs… and it teaches us that there is something worth dying for, but nothing we should kill for. “

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