Take a listen…and see how God answers this question as He speaks through Tim Keller. You know….there is nothing else I can say or add to this video at this time. I probably need to listen to it about 100 more times to fully comprehend what God is saying to me through Tim Keller during this short (about 17 minutes) video. Thankfully there is a related white paper for the Lausanne Movement in Cape Town 2010 available here. As I head out to the hair salon in a couple of minutes, I will take the paper version to read, re-read and highlight. And pray expectantly…that I hear more from the Lord as I do.
Louis and I are leaving for Chicago in 27 days…to earn our Christian Community Development (CCD) Certification while attending CCDA Institute|immersion (click the link for more information). As I previously posted in Go to the people…, we were told that we would have 10 books that we would need to read. I started reading one ~ thinking it would be on the list. GREAT BOOK! I got about 1/2 way through, when I learned it was not on the reading list. So, that one has been placed on a shelf for another time. Actually…I’m lending it to a friend while I read the 10 books by our deadline. Over the last 2 days, they have been hitting the mailbox with quite thud. Here’s my reading list for the next 27 days…1276 pages in 27 days…averages 47.259259 pages a day. I guess I better get busy!
- Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor by Robert D. Lupton, 136pg
- Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development by Dr. John M. Perkins, 192pg
- Theirs is the Kingdom by Robert Lupton, 144pg
- Communities First by Jay H Van Gronigen, 112pg
- Real Hope in Chicago, by Wayne L. Gordon and Randall Frame 224pg
- Generous Justice by Tim Keller, 256pg
- Reconciling All Things by Emmanuel Katongole & Chris Rice, 116 pg
- Empowerment Toolkit by Mary Nelson, 96pg plus a dvd that came with it!!
Although this is all a bit overwhelming…I’m excited about being stretched….learning more…and discussing what I learn with others. OK…my 47+ pages for the day are waiting to be read…so, I’m out!
I got to know Fritz Kling when I participated in RCLI (Richmond Christian Leadership Institute) in 2008-2009. You will hear more about RCLI in future posts. But…here are my 2 shameless plugs.
RCLI is accepting applications for its 4th class – 2010-2011.
Annually, RCLI selects a diverse cross-section of young Christian leaders, age 25 – 40 (yes…they made an exception for me….I was definitely over 40!!!), to participate in a nine-month leadership development program that connects them with each other and equips them for biblically-grounded, Christ-centered service in the Richmond, Virginia region.
Beginning with the overnight retreat in September and continuing through their June commissioning ceremony, the “students” gather one Friday evening and Saturday each month to explore issues confronting our region and to consider them from a Christ-centered perspective. A wide array of churches host these monthly sessions, providing a glimpse of the rich diversity of ways through which Christians worship and serve God.
Check out RCLI to apply! (Link is also in the sidebar to the right!) DEADLINE: April 1, 2010.
Fritz Kling authors and publishes his first book!
RCLI is also the brainchild of Fritz Kling. He recently wrote and released his first (of many, I hope!!!) books, The Meeting of the Waters. I can’t wait to purchase my own autographed copy! Here’s the trailer….Enjoy! May the Lord richly bless Fritz and his hard work and many late nights. May God be glorified through his book!!!!!