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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ericast 126 - Dying to Live

Going a different direction for this week's Ericast... we have a clip from Tim Vanderveld, Worship Ministries pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota.

So what?

Well, barring a miracle (which is certainly possible, in theory... but not likely, because miracles aren't "normative")... Tim will be dead in a few weeks.

But for now he's fine, and he spoke to a gathering of "adult Sunday schools" this past Sunday. It's a very strange situation, and one that I think has not only given Tim a lot of wisdom but has allowed him the strength to voice that wisdom to others. I thought there would be a lot of value in sharing his words with a wider audience.

(For those of you not tied to Berean, Tim's initial remarks have a few family notes that might not seem very interesting -- do you really care about his daughter's college schedule? -- but I left them in because it gives context to how Tim is living out his final days.)

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  • Thanks for recording this! I was there but the microphone issues affected my ability to hear him live.
    I appreciate his willingness to share the tough decisions he has had to make during his battle with cancer. I also appreciate his ability to find humor in such a serious illness.

    By Blogger MidWest Side Story, at 5:10 PM  

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