Here’s a link to a great post over at Pyromaniacs on the subject of church planting and church splitting. No doubt those two issues are often confused, sometimes on purpose. I like this post because the recommendations reflect experience as well as dedication to the New Testament pattern for the church.
Posts Tagged ‘Miscellaneous’
Here’s one for fun.
Come on now, all you guilty parties, confess! You know who you are!
This is the time of year in Nebraska when warm, humid afternoons become stormy evenings and thundering nights. I look forward to is each year. From the deck in back of my house we have a great view of the sky. Seems like around here it storms far more often than it rains. I’m sure that’s a sermon illustration waiting to happen.
Is there anything better than an ice-cold Coke on a hot summer day? I can’t think of much.
A few thoughts on some Mark Driscoll video clips I watched recently on youtube: I really like some of the things he has to say about Biblical manhood. Men really don’t like church. They associate it with passivity, weakness, nerdiness, and school. Honestly, in a lot of churches that I see, that’s exactly the case. Not that masculinity needs to be marketed as such, but the place of strong Christian men needs to be recovered. More so, the definition of a strong Christian man needs to be rediscovered.
For a great portrait of Biblical manhood, see Numbers 25.
I love hearing from believers in other places, and even from other parts of the world. It’s fascinating to me how the same Holy Spirit teaches the same truths from the same Scripture. Notice that for all the varieties of heresy across history, there has always been a group of people who have held to the same basic historical doctrines of grace, save for the Middle Ages when the Bible was nearly exterminated. That’s pretty cool.
Hope you all had a great Memorial Day, eating good food, chasing your children. You know…the good life!