- Christianity Today looks at the trend of multi-site churches moving across state lines.
Pastor Mark Driscoll’s megachurch recently announced plans to expand into Portland, Oregon, and Orange County, California, using multi-site campuses that feature live bands and a sermon piped in from the main campus in Seattle.
- Colin Hansen wrestles with evangelical spirituality.
Surely I’m not the only one who’s confused. Are we talking about the work of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity? Personal acts of piety, such as regular Bible reading and other spiritual disciplines? Asking God to send revival as he has done so many times before? Rustic retreats filled with introspection, freed from the interruptions of the modern world? Re-appropriating the wonderful contributions of the Puritans, who saw the necessary link between head and heart?
- Jon Acuff looks at people who take church off in the summer.
I swear I don’t remember my dad ever dismissing anyone in his church at the end of the spring with a sermon called, “See you in the fall.” But sometimes I think that’s what we hear in our heads. The weather gets warmer. The days get brighter, and around Memorial Day, we pretend the pastor is giving us a pass for the next few months.
- James Martin offers The Ten Digital Commandments.
- Reformed Forum interviews Robert Davis Smart about his new book Jonathan Edwarsds’s Apologetic for the Great Awakening. (HT GodRocket)
- Scott Williams looks at lessons the church can learn about diversity from the corporate world: “These strategies are not simply for corporate America; they must be strategies for the local church.”
- Dan Kimball reviews Francis Chan’s new book, Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up.
- Matt Mikalatos is doing a fabulous series on ridiculous Amazon reviewers. The most recent entry is on a terrible review of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. It’s been a great series, so check it out.
- A Swedish preschool bans gendered terms in an attempt to create a gender neutral environment.
- And, here is a list of the greatest flawed movie teachers, from bad to worse.
Dan Kimball on Francis Chan’s new book, Erasing Hell: