Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

Part 7 Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel“ Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry“ Part 5: “Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry“ Part 6: … More Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

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Forgetting Eschatology; Are Liberals and Conservatives both Brain Dead?; Downton Abbey and Source Criticism spoof; and much more

Weekend Links Got news today of Pastor Rick Warren’s 27 year old son (Matthew) having taken his own life. A tragic loss for their family of a beloved son who struggled all his life with depression. Keep the Warren family in your prayers. Use this soon to be media-storm as an energizing force for your … More Forgetting Eschatology; Are Liberals and Conservatives both Brain Dead?; Downton Abbey and Source Criticism spoof; and much more

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“God’s Smuggler” Speaks on Mega Church Phenomenon

Christian Post had an interview the other day with Brother Andrew, author of “God’s Smuggler.” A number of questions addressed his perspective on the American Church and in particular, the growing trend toward mega-churches (Churches over 2000). I thought the following exchange was worth passing on. [Bold and underline emphasis added by me in Brother … More “God’s Smuggler” Speaks on Mega Church Phenomenon

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Same-Sex Marriage Debate Not Over; Wendell Berry; Bill Hybels; Legalizing Pedophilia Getting Closer?; Christian Preaching; Multi-site Churches

Weekend Links Sometimes we grow weary of doing good. That’s why there is a biblical exhortation to not let it happen. Sometimes we get tired of certain topics because we don’t seem to be making enough traction. Yet the battles must be fought. Abortion crept in to the culture and caught most unaware in 1973. … More Same-Sex Marriage Debate Not Over; Wendell Berry; Bill Hybels; Legalizing Pedophilia Getting Closer?; Christian Preaching; Multi-site Churches

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Dogs vs Cats; Planned (Sadomasochism) Parenthood; Tim Keller; Rick Warren: Hobby Lobby; Reading the Bible; Doctrine

Weekend Links Vacationing. Few Links. Little time, got to get back to relaxing. As always, presence on the list doesn’t mean complete endorsement of all the particulars. Better Thinking About Life, Rights and Sex Planned Parenthood Supports Sadomasochism : I Know, It Sounds Crazy But it’s True  Rick Warren Comments on the Hobby Lobby Morning-After Pill … More Dogs vs Cats; Planned (Sadomasochism) Parenthood; Tim Keller; Rick Warren: Hobby Lobby; Reading the Bible; Doctrine

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Four Things YOU Must Do to Grow Your Church? Really?

Monday is for Discussion Grabbed this from Facebook Saturday afternoon. Bill Easum (Writer and President of 21st Century Strategies) was speaking Thursday in Baltimore when he mentioned that there are only four things that grow a church and that he had never seen a church doing these four things that wasn’t growing. Quoting Bill (slightly … More Four Things YOU Must Do to Grow Your Church? Really?

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Adam and Eve; Youth Culture Idolatry; Ed Stetzer; Rick Warren; Chrislam; Philip Ryken and much more

Weekend Links Easter and Baseball season is just around the corner. Life is good in America. But that doesn’t mean it’s good for everyone. We need to be looking at the next 6-7 “good weather months” as opportunities to be active and engaged with our neighbors who are popping their heads out of doors for … More Adam and Eve; Youth Culture Idolatry; Ed Stetzer; Rick Warren; Chrislam; Philip Ryken and much more

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Letting People Go with Dignity; Public Rebuke Warranted? Atheism’s Irrational Nature; and much more

Weekend Links Don’t miss the link comparing Time magazine covers for the USA market and Time covers for the European and Asian markets. It is sad, shocking and depressing to see how shallow the marketing people at Time think the America people are. Maybe more sad is that they may be right. As always, your … More Letting People Go with Dignity; Public Rebuke Warranted? Atheism’s Irrational Nature; and much more

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