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.
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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