I finished Elaine Heath’s The Mystic Way of Evangelism last Friday. I intended to blog about it; I thought about buying copies of it to give away to fellow clergy. My friend Paul Gravley has blogged about the book, so instead of my attempting to do so as well as he has done, let meContinue reading “On Evangelism.”
Steven Koster posted this link at Think Christian under the heading “Magnificent God on Letterman.” He goes on to say (and ask): I guess I’m surprised first at the explicitness of the religious praise. I’ve known for years that U2 has something of a Christian background, but this regular, full-throated God praise still stands outContinue reading “U2 on Letterman”
I am working on a Spirituality Assessment to take each of our kids through. It is intended to be an instrument to help us find out where youth are as they enter our care. Then, yesterday, a colleague had a conversation with one of our youth. This youth had no idea how to answer theContinue reading “Spirituality”
HT to my big brother Richard for this video by James Choung. What a great, concise, easey to follow telling of the gospel!
I found a startling chart in Rodney Stark’s What Americans Really Believe. The chart showed that Church membership in the United States is at its highest point in history. At our founding, membership was 17%, in 2005, it stood at 62%. So, though books like unChristian show that the latest generation coming into adulthood isContinue reading “Church Membership Is Not the Answer”
of Peter Rollins. Check out this post on his blog. Please listen to the two audio files found there. Each is no more than 4 minutes long.
Here’s a thought from Dave Kinnaman, co-author of unChristian: God is as concerned about self-righteousness as unrighteousness.
HT Dave Wainscott
I’ve just finished reading Eddie Gibbs & Ryan K. Bolger’s Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures. I’ll be sharing some thoughts from and interactions with the book. Overall, I highly recommend this book. It’s a relatively easy read that does a good job of presenting the “emerging chruch” movement/dialogue/conversation/phenomenon well. Steve Collins ofContinue reading “Come or Go Christianity”