Showing posts from April, 2020

UNCLEAN! (Or the biblical case for social distancing)

One preacher that has blessed my life from afar is Patrick Mead. Many of you may know him or have heard of him. He is the preaching minister at Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN. I've been listening to his sermon and class recordings for the past several years. His teaching about the Buick in the Pyramid really stuck with me. He poses a hypothetical situation in which archeologists are uncovering a long lost tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh. They dig and break through into the treasure room, and there among the chests of gold and the intricate statuettes sits a luxury automobile. There's no way that should be there. There's no way it could   have gotten there, but it's there. You cannot dispute it. It's a car in an ancient tomb. That's kind of like the book of Leviticus. Patrick Mead knows far more than I do about science and the human anatomy. He has degrees in that stuff. According to him (and others I've heard) reading through Leviticus i

The Enneagram Strikes Back

One of the first rules about the Enneagram is that you should never tell someone their type. Never try to type other people. Admittedly, that's a rule that I'm sure all of us have broken at some point, especially early on. However, if we want to try our hand at understanding the different types in context, using fictional characters can be good practice. So today we're trying to discover the Enneagram Types of our favorite Star Wars characters. You may also like HARRY POTTER and the ANCIENT ENNEAGRAM The Force and the Enneagram have a lot in common. There is a light side, and a dark side. It brings out the best and the worst in people. It takes years to master, requires great patience, and can lead to profound wisdom and insights. And sometimes it seems like it's messing with your mind. So let's dive right in, shall we? (And let's be clear. I could be dead wrong about some of these. If you disagree with me, then I would love to hear what types yo

Easter and the Enneagram

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the heart of the good news, i.e. the Gospel, of what God is doing in the world. Christianity centers on the resurrection, new life, the fact that death doesn't get the final word. I've heard it said, and I wholeheartedly agree, that the Gospel isn't good news unless it's good news for everyone. I believe that it is. I believe everyone can find hope, love, forgiveness, belonging, and transformation at the foot of the cross and at the door to the empty tomb. It is good news for everyone! So let's take a look at how the resurrection is good news for each type on the Enneagram. ________________________ Type Ones, The Perfectionists/Reformers Good news: There was only perfect person - and he's not you - and we killed him for it. The empty tomb tells us that we don't have to be perfect to be loved and accepted. We don't have to make everything just right in order to enjoy God's blessing. We don't have t