384 Encore Episode: The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry With John Mark Comer

By August 22, 2023Podcast

The Ruthless Elimination Of Hurry With John Mark Comer

In this encore episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews John Mark Comer, Author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. In the episode, you’ll hear Doug and John Mark discuss the importance of the sabbath, how to work from rest, and having a proper view of success.

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“Hurry is the great enemy. Let’s slow down, be present to what is, and then the practice of it.” -John Mark Comer

6 Key Takeaways:

  1. John Mark discusses “pleasure-stacking” on the Sabbath and his journey toward making the weekly sabbath a lifestyle.
  2. Comer talks about how painful it was for him to live the life of hurry.
  3. The levels of belief:
    1. What we say we believe
    2. What we think we believe
    3. What we really believe (Our true/core beliefs)
  4. Proper decision-making: Don’t make decisions from exhaustion, but with much rest and waiting. Comer also discuss how decisions should be made in community.
  5. John Mark shares his thoughts on success – what it looks like.
  6. In the digital age, we have to take digital Sabbath very seriously.

About John Mark Comer: John Mark Comer was born and raised in the Bay Area, but he has been residing in Portland, Oregon for numerous years, alongside his wife T and their three children – Jude, Moses, and Sunday.

He holds the role of founding pastor at Bridgetown Church, strategically situated at the heart of the city, near Powell’s Books, a familiar landmark to visitors of Portland. The core essence of their church revolves around a simple yet profound concept: practicing the teachings of Jesus collectively within the context of Portland. Their conviction lies in the notion that the way of Jesus is not just a set of beliefs, but a way of life.

Furthermore, John Mark Comer is an accomplished author, with six published books to his name: “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry,” “God has a Name,” “Garden City,” “Loveology,” “My Name is Hope,” and his latest addition, “Live No Lies,” which has earned the distinction of becoming a New York Times Best Seller.

Presently, he is in the process of establishing a non-profit entity named Practicing the Way, scheduled to launch in the autumn of 2022. This venture aims to provide valuable resources for the purpose of nurturing discipleship and fostering spiritual growth within local churches situated in post-Christian environments.

In terms of his education, John Mark Comer possesses a Masters Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, conferred by Western Seminary. However, his true passion lies in his insatiable appetite for reading and his enthusiasm for absorbing knowledge from various sources.

Quotes from the Episode:

“Hurry is the great enemy. Let’s slow down, be present to what is, and then the practice of it.” -John Mark Comer Click To Tweet
“The most important thing in life is who I become through union with Jesus and the relationships I form and forge along the way.” -John Mark Comer Click To Tweet
“As a leader, make decisions slowly over a long period of time with community, with much waiting on God and from a place of rest and peace, not exhaustion and fear” -John Mark Comer Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned:

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Loveology by John Mark Comer
Garden City by John Mark Comer
God Has a Name by John Mark Comer
Bridgetown Church

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