[PDF] Can You See God in This Picture?: A Letter to My Sons Making Sense of 25 Years as a Pastor By John H. King – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[PDF] Can You See God in This Picture?: A Letter to My Sons Making Sense of 25 Years as a Pastor By John H. King – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❴Read❵ ➲ Can You See God in This Picture?: A Letter to My Sons Making Sense of 25 Years as a Pastor Author John H. King – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Growing up in the church often lacks the beauty and meaning that God envisioned John King s ministry as a pastor and teacher spanned the years from 1969 to 1993 He and his family moved 17 times in tho Growing up See God Epub µ in the church often lacks the beauty and meaning that God envisioned John King s ministry as a pastor and teacher spanned the years from to He and his family moved times in those years and pastored in five churches Can You PDF/EPUB or once even moving several times while at the same church Occasionally down to the last jar of peanut butter faith played a real part in their spiritual journey And then there were the children With nary a negative word for the adults Can You See God You See God Kindle Õ in This Picture tells the story of what passion for God can accomplish both constructively and You See God in This PDF or destructively and explores the angry and stupid things adults do in the church which children see and remember Written as a letter to his three sons and with many personal You See God in This PDF or admissions and anecdotes this memoir has the potential to bless any whose faith has been tested perhaps even destroyed through church power struggles theological bickering political infighting and all the other things that burn out even the good pastors and sometimes even force them out of the pulpit Pastor King was known in Western Pennsylvania for his knowledge of Koine Greek and Classical Hebrew having taught in Western PA Bible Institute in Butler The Lighthouse Ministry in Washington and Faith Seminary in Bethel Park PA in the s He also taught at the Charismatic Conference in at Duuesne University He graduated from a four year ministerial program at Northeast Bible College which is now Valley Forge Christian College and later returned to complete a course of study for a BS in Bible In he received a Master of Bible Theology from the International Bible Institute Seminary Currently retired from the pastorate he develops computer software at a financial services firm in Boston and lives with his wife in their townhouse in a nearby town He occasionally speaks at area churches including the one he regularly attends and he still harbors the dream of someday perhaps returning to professional ministry.


3 thoughts on “Can You See God in This Picture?: A Letter to My Sons Making Sense of 25 Years as a Pastor

  1. Jenny Jenny says:

    I really wanted to like this book And there were things that I did like but unfortunately the Christian mentality that good intentions and a good heart are all you need still prevails Maybe had I been one of the author's sons to whom the book was written I would have understood some of the vague references sprinkled throughout but alas I am not The non linear stream of consciousness memoir can only take you so far before a meatier plotline is needed I understand King's need to leave out names so that people would not be hurt; however I was left confused and frustrated that there was really no story I wanted him to tell about specific events that could bring to life some of the concepts he glossed over Even the philosophical writing was hard to follow For example having gone to Bible college myself I thought I understood the simple theological conflict he referenced as the CalvinWesleyan dilemma only to be thrown off course when several pages later he clarified that he was referencing the specific concept of whether or not salvation was eternal or revokable NOT the fundamental conflict between Calvinist's belief of predestination versus the Methodist Wesleyan belief of free will As a bright person with years invested into the study of theology I wonder how lost someone with a general knowledge of the topic could become Add to it simple editing errors and I was rolling my eyes about how eager Christians are to build one another up that they would let this go to print as is rather than risk hurting someone to tell them to change things That being said in the end I did see that King has a big heart and really just wants what is best for his sons In his mind that was clearly to tell them what his life had been about and why things turned out how they had Where I really benefitted was King's message that The Church wasn't trying to hurt people even though they were letting it happen and causing it to happen At least I get that King believes that and somehow despite the hurt that I've experienced there just one person acknowledging and feeling my pain is enough I can see through his own pain that he hasn't lost hope in the goodness of people specifically Christians and that gives me courage to see the possibility of the goodness in people too even ChristiansMy lament still remains that someone didn't sit down and ask him to narrate longer portions of his life so that it didn't turn out well preachy But I guess that's asking the kettle not to be black


  2. Becca Becca says:

    I'm not uite sure what I think about this book I almost felt as if I was ease dropping on a painful conversation between a dad and his kids on his deathbed where he confesses all his wrongs and does a little introspection along the way The book gives what it promises in the title the author shows how God worked in his life for good and bad and how things always worked out even if not the way they wanted them to Reading it I wanted to yell at the author hey uit your job you don't like it and they don't like you Find something else But then I'd remember it wasn't fiction and it would make me a little uncomfortable


  3. John John says:

    My own work so of course I read it Very revealing


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