Thursday, February 28, 2013

Forgetting nothing, learning nothing

Edward Feser weights on Krauss on Q and A. It's not pretty: Edward Feser: Forgetting nothing, learning nothing:
But Krauss likes nothing so much as the sound of his own voice, even when he’s got nothing of interest to say.  A friend calls my attention to a recent Australian television appearance in which Krauss, his arrogance as undiminished as his cluelessness, commits the same puerile fallacies friends and enemies alike have been calling him out on for over a year now. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Selling Divorce

Some good points about divorce: Selling Divorce:
Author and counselor Michele Weiner Davis shares a letter she received from a client: “I’ve been divorced for twenty-three years.  I realized that my ex and I would be in touch weekly because of our kids, but I guess I thought that when my kids got older, he would just disappear from my life.  My grown daughter is about to give birth next wee and for the first time, I realized that my ex and I are going to be ‘the grandparents’ together. What was I thinking?  Spouses don’t disappear.”

Grow a Disciple-Making Culture in Your Church

Multiply Movement also is a good resource for discipleship (this is still a good article on discipleship): Grow a Disciple-Making Culture in Your Church – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Monday, February 25, 2013

What to Do When You Continue to Doubt

A chapter on doubting your own salvation from a book about the assurance of salvation by JD Greear The City Plaza - What to Do When You Continue to Doubt:
Are you still asking, “Am I really saved?” Pastor J.D. has a chapter in his new book, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, just for you. We’re offering it as a free download.
Feel free to share this chapter with others who may be struggling – even after being a part of this series.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A New Documentary on Orphan Care: The Drop Box

Maybe because I am now a father, but this looks quite emotional: A New Documentary on Orphan Care: The Drop Box – Justin Taylor:
"In December 2009, a Korean pastor named Lee Jong-rak built a wooden “drop box” on the outer wall of his home. But the box wasn’t intended for clothing, food, or school supplies, it was meant to collect unwanted babies."

Preaching that Cuts to the Heart

Some good advice from Keller. Don't try and be smart, instead aim for the heart. Preaching that Cuts to the Heart – The Gospel Coalition Blog:
"So it would be a mistake to merely imitate any preacher who makes a lot of cultural references in his sermons. In many parts of the world, citing Kierkegaard is not all that unusual, and if done rightly can lead people to say, "Oh, so that's why I tend to think and feel that way." That's what you want to achieve. But in many other parts of the world it might only make people say, "Wow, he's really intellectual and smart." If that latter response is what you get from people (or worse yet, what you want from them) then you need to make some changes. The universal principle is found in Acts 2:37—preaching must "cut to the heart." The means and methods we take to get to that end depend a lot on, well, your culture."

Pastor Beards

Thsi is very important :) Pastor Beards

Monday, February 18, 2013

How Can I Tell If I’m Called to Pastoral Ministry?

Point number 10 is very important: How Can I Tell If I’m Called to Pastoral Ministry? – Kevin DeYoung:
"Here are several questions you should ask yourself as you ponder a call to pastoral ministry."

Friday, February 15, 2013

What happens at an atheist church?

Now you know: BBC News - What happens at an atheist church?:
Instead of hymns, the non-faithful get to their feet to sing along to Stevie Wonder and Queen songs.
There is a reading from Alice in Wonderland and a power-point presentation from a particle physicist, Dr Harry Cliff, who explains the origins of antimatter theory.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Napkin Theology

There are some good images here: Napkin Theology – Seth McBee | Verge Network:
For most of us a quick image describing what we desire to say is very powerful.  Below is a collection of simplistic images that we call “Napkin Theology”.  Use liberally.