August is a time for vacation, especially for a vacation from presidential politics

I’m taking the month off from blogging about presidential politics. I’ll blog about other stuff that interests me, e.g., reviews of books I’m reading. Other than that, however, I intend to enjoy (or let you enjoy) a month free of presidential politics.

Now if we could only get the politicians to shut up for a month…

General Council Resolutions Online @

The 53rd General Council of the Assemblies of God will meet August 3-7, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. In addition to a leadership conference and worship services, the General Council will consider a variety of resolutions in its business sessions. Over at, I’m posting copies of the resolutions up for discussion every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the council begins. Take a look, and add your voice!

Check Out My New Blog!

Inspired by FutureAG, I have started a new blog, AG Think Tank. Its mission is "to provide online resources and networking opportunities for Assemblies of God leaders that will help renewed pastors leading revived congregations in a reformed denomination more effectively pursue the reconciliation of the world to God." In other words, renewal, revival, and reform leading to reconciliation. Check it out!

Pastors Retreat Network

Debra Young of Pastors Retreat Network asked me to post this message. PRN looks like a pretty good ministry, so I'm more than happy to oblige.

valleyviewhome.jpgThe Pastors Retreat Network is a ministry that has energized more than 3,500 pastors nationwide by offering free retreats to both them and their spouses. Their goal is straightforward: to glorify God and build His kingdom by strengthening Christian pastors for better ministry to the people they lead.
The United States is currently losing approximately 1,200 small churches and 1,500 pastors each month. One of the reasons is that the work of ministry often takes precedence over their personal relationship with God – the reason they entered ministry in the first place.

While a pastor's job can be exceedingly rewarding, it also can be weighed down by the responsibilities and stresses associated with serving their congregations. Their ability to succeed and thrive in ministry is deeply rooted in the quality of their personal relationship with God.

That relationship can best be attended to and developed during times of solitude, prayer and reflection, and in company of others who share a similar calling.  If you know of a pastor who might be interested in a retreat, will you please forward this information to him/her?

Please assure them there is no fee involved because the five-day retreats are supported through private, charitable contributions. That's the beauty of this ministry. Now there's a program available that cares for pastors and their spouses who spend so much time caring for others. If you have questions, please go to or call toll-free 1-866-703-9544. Thanks!

TDW Problems

Dear Daily Word Subscribers:

Due to technical difficulties, I have been unable to email The Daily Word for a week now. I am able to send short messages such as this one, but not long ones like TDW. I apologize for the inconvenience. If you don’t receive TDW by noon, please check the church blog or my personal blog. TDW will be posted in both places.


Website Issues

I’ve been having a lot of website problems today. Evidently, my host company’s servers have been fighting off a DDOS attack. Plus, I’ve somehow screwed up the style sheets for my posts. So, until I get everything fixed, I’ve deleted the old posts. All that’s on the web is stuff I’ve posted today.

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