Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Discernment reminder


Blogger nAncY said...

Helping preachers to proclaim, and all Christians to hear, the transforming Word of God...

sorry, i did not read your post,
because i am wondering about your heading.

i do not know what i am wondering, really, just wondering.

i know this does not make sense.

but, is this your calling? something about helping preachers?

sorry, i am not sure what this about. just wondering.

2:18 PM, March 03, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I'm not sure I understand your question. Can you clarify?

11:10 PM, March 03, 2009  
Blogger nAncY said...

i am not sure i understand my question either.

i just do not know.


10:59 AM, March 04, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Well, how about I tell you about the purpose as stated in the banner. Several years ago I began this blog to share the wealth of free, online Bible-study and sermon-preparation material I had begun to find and use online for my own sermon preparation. The term "Transforming Sermons" refers to the blog's purpose: helping preachers transform their sermons into sermons that transform those who hear.

What I quickly discovered was that TS appealed at least as much to non-preachers as it did to preachers. Now every day I try to include both something helpful to preachers in particular and something helpful to all Christians in general. The theme in both cases is the same: transformation more and more into the image of Jesus Christ.

As to whether or not my calling is to help preachers, I'm not sure. This blog is more a matter of sharing the wealth. What exactly the future holds for my service in the Kingdom--well, that remains to be seen. I'm not preaching right now, but I still have the fire in the bones to do what I really believe God wants of me. Right now I think I may be being given the gift of a sabbatical, and I'm praying to treasure every day.


11:43 AM, March 04, 2009  
Blogger nAncY said...

thank you for writing about how your blog.

i find the use of the word sabbatical interesting.

i curious about the etymology, i was not famaliar with it, or even thought about it before.

1645, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from L. sabbaticus, from Gk. sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath).

this from wikipedia...
Sabbaticals are often taken by professors, pastors, cartoonists (e.g. Gary Larson and Bill Watterson), musicians (e.g. Cindy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin), sportsmen (e.g. Alain Prost) and fund managers (e.g. Geoffrey Brianton).

i bet you did not know you had something in common with gary larson and bobby mcferrin.

4:03 PM, March 04, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're right, but it looks like I'm in some pretty good company.

9:09 PM, March 04, 2009  

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