Archive | December 2010

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Merry Christmas!

Enjoy! (HT: John Fea)

Francis Chan Takes a Break

Was interested to read that one of my new favorite teachers/authors has decided to leave his church. (HT: Mark Malinoski) His reasoning was that he was hearing too much about him, and not enough about God, among his people. He didn’t want to be the focus, so he felt led to leave, after wrestling with […]

Discipline Without Routine?

Read this interesting article this morning. The author reminds us that even devotions can be counter productive if they become so routine that we stop thinking about what we are reading, and worship songs can be meaningless if we stop thinking about the words we are really saying. Here is a snippet. The key to […]

Thoughts on the Focus of Our Worship

What are we focused on when we worship? What should we be focused on? These questions are considered by my friend Josh Wood at his Worship & Lyrics blog. Here’s a taste of his thoughts. So, let me reframe this a little. I’ve often asked people if they worship God because he’s God or because […]

A Funny Little Diversion …

If you like the picture at the left, you should check out this post from Adam Watson’s artist web-log from yesterday. Too amusing not to share. _________ HT: Kurtis Williams

Am I a Christian Atheist?

Just read an interesting article by Craig Groeschel. He claims that he used to be effectively a Christian Atheist. That is, he believed in Christ, and the power of God, but lived like an atheist. His life didn’t display his stated beliefs. He breaks down Christianity into three lines: Line 1: I believe in God […]

Perspective on Witnessing

I found this post about a conversation that Perry Noble had with a Muslim to be very interesting and thought provoking. Here’s a taste of his thought process: I will honestly have to say that my conversation with Abdul was one of the best things about my London trip.  I am convinced now more than […]

The Role of Scripture

This post is the result of thoughts that have been running around in my mind for a while. Recently I’ve had some interesting give and take with Rob Martin about some of these ideas as well. Last month Rob shared this article with “10 Commandments or Interpreting Scripture”. Here are the 10 points: I. You […]

Is There a Santa Claus?

Over at Patheos, my colleague Dr. Jenell Paris takes on the Santa myth. Jenell is an anthropologist and sociologist, and takes a look at parts of the debate that I haven’t heard before. For background, I grew up in a house that acknowledged that there was a Santa myth, but it was always (from the […]

Was the Reformation Necessary?

After my post a few weeks ago about my reasoning for not being a Catholic, I found this article interesting. It begins by asking whether the Reformation was necessary, but then move on to asking what we should do with the fact that it happened (for reasons legitimate and not), and how we deal with […]