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  1. Linn says:

    Michael,
    It’s an excellent article! I appreciate my little bubble at school where it is mandated that all wear masks with no public discussion. You can say all you want off-campus, but not at school.

    I have a friend who is a retired counselor. She had a stock line for the very angry people who would come into her office from the drug rehab, angry at the world for their condition-“and how’s that workin’ for you?” The people who were reallv willing to resolve their anger usually gut clean and sober and integrated back into society.

    I think we need to ask our society the same question. What is all anger working except chaos and discord?

  2. Em says:

    Good question, Linn, good question….. 🙆

  3. parker says:

    A note about Kay Smith:
    I have been thinking how sad and pathetic it is that they had to have two memorial services for Chuck Smith’s wife, Kay. One at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs and one at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. If you go to the Calvary Chapel Association website and do a search for Calvary Chapel churches, Calvary Costa Mesa doesn’t exist. They don’t even mention it over there.

  4. Captain Kevin says:

    parker,
    It’s the Calvary Cancel Culture.

  5. Jean says:

    I did not coin this insight, but I agree with it and remember it when I see it expressed:

    “Hurt people hurt people.”

    Maybe that in part stands behind Paul’s admonishment to not let the sun go down on your anger.

    Christian, You don’t want to be the one who blows a gasket in a parking lot, on an airplane, in a supermarket, at work, or in your home!

  6. Em says:

    Amen, Jean… sadly hurt people DO hurt people, BUT….
    Not always…. Oh how we need to develop the mind of God as He feeds us

  7. Captain Kevin says:

    Jean: “Christian, You don’t want to be the one who blows a gasket in a parking lot, on an airplane, in a supermarket, at work, or in your home!”

    It has been 2 years and 4 months since I blew a gasket at home. I’ll be paying for it for the rest of my life. Letting anger and resentment simmer until an explosion occurs is no way to live.

  8. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    since Justin Dean won’t be talking to Mike Cosper and has self-published a book called PR Matters, it seemed like a good idea to revisit that book (which I do have) and highlight some significant stories from that book about Dean’s role in the late MHC.

    https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2021/09/justin-deans-first-day-on-job-at-former.html

    Someone convinced Dean he was God’s man for the job of handling PR at MHC but from where I stood it would be harder to find a single person who did more to incinerate Mars Hill credibility in the public sphere besides Justin Dean than Mark Driscoll himself, which is not to say I don’t think of Justin Dean as a fellow believer. Dean even said in his book he had no idea what he was in for and on THAT point I believe history has proven him right.

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