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Honored to be speaking at Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches “Next Conference.” If you are in Eastern Canada I would love to see you at this event. Love the heart and the passion behind this event. Here is what I will be doing.

Pre-Conference: Leading for the long haul
Friday Night Key Note: Communicating to Kids  /
Saturday Morning Key Note: Theology and children
Saturday afternoon Key Note: Never Serve alone / Collaboration in ministry

Date: April 17, 2015—April 18, 2015
Event: NEXT Conference
Sponsor: Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches
506-635-1922 ext. 115
Venue: Immanuel Baptist Church
(902) 895-8857
Location: 295 Young St
Truro, NB B2N 3Y4
Canada
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Logos: Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

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A couple of weeks ago I was preparing a message for our church.  I have always used Logos as a resource rather than a tool. In my study I would look up a passage in a commentary I own. The ability to search those commentaries and cut and paste into my notes was so helpful. I am always so amazed how quick I have all the information I need. I remember how tedious it was in Bible College working through books to look up the meaning of the word. We are truly spoiled today. The problem we face today is not having the time to search for the information we need. The problem we have today is having a tool that is powerful enough to aggregate great content. This is essentially what Logos does. It data mines content you own and gives you what is most applicable helping you in terms of speed and focus.

Justice, Mercy, Humility and Ferguson

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Dustin Nickerson is a former children’s pastor who is bursting on to the standup comedy scene. He is a great friend, deep thinker and keen observer of life. For more about Dustin check out his site http://www.dustinnickerson.com/

Ferguson reminds me (maybe us, are we officially an us yet?) of our great desires for both peace and justice. We want this for ourselves and in our best moments, we want it for others even more so.

But we are broken people living amongst brokenness. We see this now as tragedy leads to more tragedy. We see this now as we rush to make our conclusions on the events that happened and how exactly we think others should respond.

People riot, some out of desperation and some for selfish gain. People protest, some out of a desire to bring others down, and some out of the righteous desire to pursue justice.

Simultaneously, some people will dismiss these events, blaming the media for an over inflation of tragic narrative. Some will look to the protesters and rioters and call them fools, disregarding that perhaps their actions are the best way they know how to pursue justice in a trying time. Some people will make these events about something they are not, meanwhile, others will oversimplify.