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To The Glory of God Alone!

July 14, 2021

Leadership Notes

I haven't read a book - fiction or non-fiction - for the sole purpose of entertainment or enjoyment, for at the least the past six-to-eight months. I feel like such a loaf. There's no excuse. Simply have not been motivated of late. And there are plenty of books I'd be interested in reading. My wife is a voracious reader. Always has been. She has a couple going all the time. My granddaughters are reading more for fun than me right now. Sooner or later, the slump will end.

How about you? What is your favorite genre of literature? What are you reading right now? Shoot me a text or an email.

On the other hand, I have not been neglectful of church/work related reading. One such book is a collection of Paul Washer sermons, "Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church." These messages hit hard. One message, "An Ignorance Regarding the Nature of the Church," is something I wish I would have read/known 30 years ago. It's one of those things you know you know but haven't been able to reasonably articulate. Like it's floating around in your pool of knowledge, and you make imperfect leadership decisions and choices out of that pool, but you don't have it written down in a systematic and orderly fashion. In other words, you feel it in your gut, but it would be so much better if you could have thought about it the way Washer does.

Here's his point:

The average scenario in North America with regard to churches, by and

large, is that the churches are democracies. I do not want to get into the

pros and cons of that. But because the preaching of the gospel is so low,

the majority of the church consists of carnal lost people. Then, because the