With only 2 weeks before trying to ride 100 miles in a day, I've only been on the bike once this week. What I don't want to do is put myself at risk for not being able to make it...even slowly.
With packing, etc., I'm going to ride, enjoy and go for a metric century (or more) in the fall when the weather is cooler.
From a "Christ the Center" podcast - a rough quote:
Our expectations of a pastor stems from our ecclesiology - our thoughts about what a church is.
If our understanding about church is that our priority is social justice, our pastor will be our chief social worker.
If we believe our goal is to affect political change, our pastor will be our community organizer.
If "church" is about our friends and family - a neighborhood clique, there will be little outreach.
If we know that our church exists to proclaim the person of Jesus Christ and His work on the cross - and to equip the saints to do that - we will expect that the Gospel be preached from the pulpit each and every week.