- Bryan Lorrits describes his journey across country and culture to multiethnic ministry. (HT Justin Taylor)
I am well aware that whenever the topic of race is brought up a firestorm is soon to follow. This is the result of living in a racialized society. What follows is simply my experience, and I hope it sparks reflection for you.
- Michael Jensen offers some thoughts on why we need theological education. (Similarly, Roger Olson explains why Why Theology Is Necessary for Ministry.)
Theological education…is under attack, from forces both within and without the church. It is seen by some as too expensive. Other see it as too impractical and too inflexible….It is too academic and therefore too unspiritual in the eyes of some. And it is too slow for impatient young church planters or would-be church leaders who don’t want to waste valuable gospelling years in the study.
- John Starke explains How to Write a Great Book Review (Or at Least How Not to Write a Bad One).
There are excellent reviews that can shift the entire discussion on an issue much faster and more effectively than the book itself. Some reviews are thigh-slapping funny, much to the expense, unfortunately, of the authors. And then there are the reviews that when you are done, you say to yourself, “Yes! That’s what I needed to know!” So don’t assume that book reviews are only dull necessities
As a worship leader myself, I’ve found that failure has a lot more to do with how we handle the small stuff behind the scenes, than it does with what happens on stage.
So here are 10 ways to ensure you fail as a worship leader. Reader, beware:
- Here’s an interview with Francis Chan on What Drives Prophetic Preaching
- Jeff Vanderstelt talks about what it means to have “Gospel fluency.”
- At CT, Shane Hipps offers his Top 5 Books on Technology.
- And, here are 10 Extremely Ugly Animals.