John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer (born June 10, 1980) lives, works, and writes in the urban core of Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Jude, Moses, and Sunday. He is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church. Prior to planting Bridgetown, John Mark was the lead pastor of a suburban megachurch. Before that, he played in a band. John Mark has a master's degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary and is the author of Loveology, My Name is Hope, Garden City, God Has a Name, and The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World
Simply mentioning the name Jesus calls to mind an array of images: The kind-eyed carpenter with brown hair, selfless healer wearing a robe and sandals, humanity’s savior with hands nailed to a cross. But how often do we think of Jesus the contemplative, slipping from the chaos of the moment to pray and spend time alone with God? As our downtime goes digital and time spins more rapidly than ever before, perhaps we need a reminder of Jesus’s eremos—his “quiet place” where he sought peace and presence. Pastor of Bridgetown Church John Mark Comer looks at the days and practices of Jesus Christ to remedy the habit of hurry pushing our culture toward complacency and to refresh our spiritual lives with the authentic, restorative peace emulated in the life of Jesus.
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