"Read your way out of every rut."Rick Warren … [Read more...] about Rick Warren on Reading
Archives for January 2013
WILL YOU BE MY FACEBOOK FRIEND?Social Media and the GospelBy Tim Chester Tim Chester (2013) cautions us about the pitfalls of social media in his book Will you be my Facebook friend?: Social Media and the Gospel . The Danger In the book Will you be my Facebook friend?, Tim Chester warns us about the dangers of social media. He sees the near ubiquitous influence of social media and raises a red flag of caution. Chester calls us to consider how social media may be changing the way we … [Read more...] about Will you be my Facebook friend?
This is the simplest way I've seen to think about and find vision for your ministry, be it a church or a small group. I had to share. This diagram comes from Thom Rainer's Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap, p. 114. … [Read more...] about Finding Ministry Vision
Reading is a powerful tool, and yet we often neglect the habit. It feels overly burdensome. So what is the secret to reading more and enjoying it? The answer is far more simple than you think. Book Worm I worked at a Christian bookstore all through college. I loved being around the books and Bibles. I felt smarter just by association, and as an employee, I was allowed to borrow books from the store. It was a great season of learning for me. An older gentleman worked with me in the book … [Read more...] about How to Read More
The story of Lot contains an interesting facet. It provides some insight into the question of divine election, predestination, and human responsibility In Genesis 19, two angels warn Lot to flee the city of Sodom because they will shortly destroy it. This warning is not unlike the New Testament call to repent and believe. It contains bad news, good news, and a call to turn and head in a new direction. Lot must turn (repent) from Sodom and flee (follow/believe God) to a new city. The sum total … [Read more...] about Lot, Election, and Responsibility
Pastor John Piper is moving to Knoxville, TN. Knoxnews.com reports: Evangelical preacher, theologian and author John Piper, 66, recently told the Minnesota Star Tribune that he and his wife of 44 years, Noel, and their 17-year-old daughter Talitha will move to the Knoxville area in the spring for about a year while he works on his writing. The family plans to return to their home in Minneapolis, Minn., afterward. I will be curious to see if this brings any opportunities, events, and/or … [Read more...] about John Piper Moving To Knoxville