If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, upon hearing that I'm a pastor in the Cayman Islands, "Ahh... suffering for Jesus, huh?" I wouldn't quite be wealthy but I'd be on my way to a nice collection of Washingtons... er, make that Queen Elizabeth II (who appears on the Caymanian currency).
But, to put all the naysayers to rest. I've decided to provide a snapshot of pastoral life in Cayman... literally a few pictures that are worth thousands of words.
Here's what the visiting pastors, like Eric Bancroft of Grace Community Church, do when they come to the island:
And here's what I do all the time (C.J. and Carolyn, thanks again for the beautiful flowers!):
And as you can see, I'm happy about where I spend my day! The way I see it... I'm more spiritual than all those folks who have to go under ocean water to physically see the beauty that's there in order to be stirred to "worship." All I need are these pictures from the survivors of such trips and I'm able to praise the Lord for His wonderful acts of creation right from my desk, dry on the land! ;-)
Pushback on the pushback (Scott Swain) - Over at *First Things* Peter Leithart recently posted some comments on Gijsbert van den Brink's article in the July issue of the *International Journal of ...
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