Links for Life, Leisure, and Light

The Messiah Lives! Politics, Culture and Worldview A Secular Jew Makes a Surprising Discovery about Slavery and Christians   This is a must read article! FASCINATING. Truly fascinating. History is so complicated which is another reason not to trust the first take of most media narratives. I Thought Christians Were Stupid and Bigots    “Giving up … More Links for Life, Leisure, and Light

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Curated Links for Growth and Thought

Worldview, Politics, and Cultural Engagement “Will I Be Fully Accepted As a Gay Man at Your Church?”   Helpful. Churches need to have this conversation.  Ten Things You should Know Know about the Dangers of Media    I wonder if people wrote articles about “ten things you should know about automobiles” when cars began to dominate … More Curated Links for Growth and Thought

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Stop Being Impressed with the Size of Churches (large or small)

Thursday is for Church Planting Ed Gross is a friend and fellow trainer of church planters. I saw a slightly shorter version of this on his FaceBook™ feed and asked him if I could post it here as a guest blog post. He agreed, after taking a day “to clean it up a bit.” The … More Stop Being Impressed with the Size of Churches (large or small)

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Missional Smishional! Mega/Micro! Get on with it Church!

Monday Discussion In a post last week, my friend Ed Stetzer wrote:  “If you have a group of people who gather together to listen to Bible teaching and that’s the only thing that they do, you’ve created a room full of consumers—whether it has 20 seats or 20,000 seats. But if instead you take that … More Missional Smishional! Mega/Micro! Get on with it Church!

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MIT Global Warming Research; Issues for Church Planters; and the Failure of the Mega Church

Weekend Links for September 17, 2011 Some really interesting and helpful reads here. Science, Church Planting, the Arts,  Growing in Christ, Politics, Economics, Apologetics, its all covered here. As always, I thought it was interesting, or helpful, or thought provoking, but that doesn’t mean I agree with every position taken. Global Warming News MIT Scientist … More MIT Global Warming Research; Issues for Church Planters; and the Failure of the Mega Church

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Replacing Awe in Worship with “Awesome” Worship Bands

Sunday Musings Over at Jesus Creed (Scot McKnight) posts on a new Barna report that documents a twenty year downturn in church attendance, Bible reading, Bible confidence and Church involvement, noting in particular these factors among women. You can read the report on the report here. Barna reports a 20 year trend. Think about it. … More Replacing Awe in Worship with “Awesome” Worship Bands

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