- Bob Hyatt offers an honest reflection on the Brightest and Darkest Moments in Church Planting.
probably the darkest has been over the last couple of years realizing that no matter what we do, we were going to be a church that hurt people.
- Richard Mouw, The “Not Proven” Option
To work with a “not proven” option in theology is not to succumb to theological indifference or relativism….There are teachings that I firmly accept on the basis of my reading of the overall message of the Bible that I nonetheless concede could be seen as “not proven” by other sincere readers of the text.
- Wall Street Journal, The Divorce Generation
For much of my generation—Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980—there is only one question: “When did your parents get divorced?” Our lives have been framed by the answer. Ask us. We remember everything.
I loved the fact that the children of the church were not just doing some sort of cameo appearance in an otherwise “grown-up” worship service. They were leading the adults with their singing, clapping, and all-around exuberance. In fact, they were helping the very mature adults of the congregation discover, if even for just an hour, how to enter the kingdom of God like children.
- Telegraph, Ageing Church of England ‘Will Be Dead in 20 Years‘: “In the past 40 years, the number of adult churchgoers has halved, while the number of children attending regular worship has declined by four fifths.” (HT Stuart James)
- Michael Patton offers an interesting chart showing the difference between fundamentalists, evangelicals, and liberals.
- And, here are 10 Animals with more Social Media Fans than Major Media Outlets. And, that’s not terribly surprising given that 1 in 10 pets have their own social networking profile.