Not a bad method for reading the Bible: How to Read Both Sides of the Bible:
Friday, October 31, 2014
I never understood this argument, imagin if their was a whole new preacher on each campus, then you would have 52 slots per service per year, not just 14: Does Multi-Site Discourage Leadership Development? | J.D. GREEAR:
"Multisite provides an enormously greater amount of preaching and teaching opportunities, too. On average, I preach about 38 weekends a year, which I would say is on the average to low side of senior pastors. That leaves 14 slots for other pastors and elders to preach. That is, if we were at one location. By having our congregation gathering in 9 sites, that translates into 126 spots. When other pastors preach, they typically decide together on a central passage, and then we work together on coming up with the points and outline. It’s been an incredible way to raise up a lot of new preachers and teachers and give them on the job training."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Greear has some interesting ideas on multi-site churches. I still think it shows a lack of trust in makring whole new church's and not just making more of your own: Multi-Site Or ‘One-Service-Only?’ A Question of Evangelistic Faithfulness | J.D. GREEAR:
"To that end we’ll ask (and answer) four questions: 1. Is multi-site evangelistically effective? 2. Is multi-site a biblically sound model? 3. Is multi-site pastorally helpful? 4. Does multi-site encourage or discourage leadership development?
Today’s issue: evangelism."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Interesting, we will see in time if other academics also agree:Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle:
"Many tests and analysis have been realized over the last weeks to determine the authenticity of the manuscript. The composition of the parchment and ink, the literary style and handwriting have all been carefully scrutinized and were considered to be entirely legitimate. The dating analysis also revealed that the sheepskin parchment on which the text is written, does indeed date from the 1st century of this era, more precisely from between 20-45 AD."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 9:16 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I should probably remember these: The Ten Commandments For Using Modern Media | Challies Dot Com:
"Susan Maushart has instituted “The Ten Commandments For Using Modern Media.” Here they are"
Posted by Andrew Vella at 3:49 PM
Monday, October 13, 2014
I agree with this list: Twenty-Two Problems with Multi-site Churches | 9Marks:
"I hope this list will be viewed simply as an invitation to continue reasoning together over the multi-site model, not as a line-drawing exercise between brothers and sisters in the faith."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 12:13 PM
Friday, October 10, 2014
Points under reason 2 are very good: Why We Neglect Our Bibles | Desiring God:
This is another very common struggle Bible readers face, and this question came from a mom with young kids who feels like there’s no time in the day for clear-headed, uninterrupted time in Scripture. In response, Pastor John turned the tables to address the husband’s role in serving his wife, and offered these six bits of counsel.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:28 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Probably not a good sign for the Anglican church: Lambeth Conference cancelled | Anglican Ink 2014 ©:
The 2018 Lambeth Conference has been cancelled. The precarious state of the Anglican Communion has led the Archbishop of Canterbury to postpone indefinitely the every ten year meeting of the bishops of the Anglican Communion.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:59 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I didn't read the original Herald article: The worst media Christian bashing this year?:
The Dean is saying Christianity is right about who Jesus is, among other things, and Islam has it wrong. In fact the sentence quoted above, “It’s time to face the truth that Islam itself is part to blame” finishes “and to help our fellow Australians, especially those from Islamic background, to understand that Islam is false.”
To a Christian minister wanting to help Muslims discover the real Jesus as God and Saviour, this should not be news. That it has become news is news.
...Phillip Jensen has spent his life being politically incorrect but there’s no excuse for the Herald.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 4:21 PM
Interesting read, but lets not forget that Christians also eat their own: The New Atheists: A House Divided | Uncommon Descent:
The rift between P.Z. Myers and Richard Dawkins is now official.
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:43 PM