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- a fish story
- my writing
- a problem with The Shack
- connecting with the culture
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- domesticated or dangerous?
- Importance of a literal Bible translation
- Questions at Church
- Rock of Offense
- The community aspect of Acts 2:42 fellowship
- the Gospel
- the Lie
Category Archives: church
It is very much the case that theology drives our methods. I have been convinced for years now that the prevalence of altar call evangelism betrays the prevalence of arminian theology. Some of the most psychologically intense and prolonged altar … Continue reading
Here courtesy of Justin Taylor is a fascinating discussion of the concept of multi-site churches between Mark Dever, Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald. Multiple Sites: Yea or Nay? Dever, Driscoll, and MacDonald Vote from Ben Peays on Vimeo. our church … Continue reading
what do you think? We Killed The Youth Group from Levi Lusko on Vimeo. HT to Vitamin Z who adds that he sees it becoming more mainstream in the future.
Here are two longer reads for you for this long holiday weekend. We are about to head to the river to try to catch some fish and maybe shoot some doves. First is the first part of a four part … Continue reading
here is my post from a week ago about how the church changes forms over time. but what about the argument made by Brett McCracken here about the perils of Hipster Christianity? If the evangelical Christian leadership thinks that “cool … Continue reading
Details has an interesting story about the changing church in America today. The story is a detailed look at Reality LA church in Los Angeles. It is clear that the author, Anna David is having a hard time fitting the … Continue reading
Michael Horton has written an excellent article on the importance of preaching Christ from anywhere in the Bible. He also lists some of the ways that well intended preachers miss on this as they preach. Here is the introduction to … Continue reading
Kids raised in church have special dangers. Tony Kummer lists five. I have always worried about my children in this regard and find danger number three that Tony lists to be especially worrisome: 3. They Have Learned to Pretend Pray: … Continue reading
Michael Horton has an interesting article regarding the relationship between reformed churches and evangelical churches in America over the years. The whole thing is fascinating, but I was especially taken by this quote by Dietrich Boenhoffer since I have been … Continue reading
Here is David Platt talking about the church in the South and the pressing need for young ministers to stay in the Word and to stay humble. Via @nationsbeglad
I have been working on figuring out what “meaning it” looks like for 23 years or so. Here courtesy of Vitamin Z is an example: Like most North Koreans, Son Jong Nam knew next to nothing about Christianity when he … Continue reading
I read Ed Stetzer’s book Planting Missional Churches a couple of years ago. It is an excellent practical resource with which to be familiar if you are thinking of planting a church. Ed also has a blog where he devotes … Continue reading
I am not really sure what this is or what to think about it. I think they have somewhat correctly identified the problem, but the solution seems terribly “off”. read the whole article and see what you think. here is … Continue reading
Mark Driscoll on what makes a family. HT to Jonathan Dodson.
as Dane Ortlund tells us, there is a very fine but recognizable line between defending truth and defending one’s own honor. …..I’m struck by my own and others’ inability to discern between concern for the truth and concern for being … Continue reading
I was checking out twitter this morning waiting for the program to start here at the Arkansas Bar meeting in Hot Springs and saw this from Matt Carter. Matt was linking to this insightful article by Darren Patrick on the … Continue reading
here is the promotional video for Radical by David Platt. Radical by David Platt from Taylor Robinson on Vimeo. I read it a couple of weeks ago and I was capsized by it. It is now on my “read it … Continue reading
issues of sexuality are ripping apart the Anglican church. As Dr. Mohler puts it: The stage is now set for an all-out conflict within the Anglican Communion. This conflict will pit the conservative Anglican churches of the “Global South” against … Continue reading
take a look at this and think about whether your own church is a version of it. then think about whether that’s ok “Sunday’s Coming” Movie Trailer from North Point Media on Vimeo.
here are two tough to hear takes on the Christian life described in the Bible compared to the modern church in the U.S. today. from David Platt: and from Francis Chan: HT to Timmy Brister for posting both of these … Continue reading
Neil Cole takes a look at the possibility/probability of heresy in small groups and how to avoid it. He hit the same subject in the Verge 2010 conference. We have an excellent antibody system in the organic church movement. In … Continue reading
the questions are several. how do you love someone without giving them the impression that their activity is ok? How do you accept someone without accepting their actions? How do you insure that someone knows that God loves us all … Continue reading
Here is the video that closed the message last Sunday at the Austin Stone. Let Hope Rise from The Austin Stone on Vimeo.