- Why I Don’t Hate the Word ‘Inerrancy’: I hate a number of things. Some of them are rather silly: soap operas, egg mayonnaise, cats. Some of them are deadly serious: sex slavery, adultery, cancer, human trafficking, abortion, racism. In a handful of cases, I even hate words: “moist,” “ogle,” and “pamphlet” are among the most odious. But I don’t hate the word “inerrancy.” In fact, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
- How Much Time Do Pastors Spend Preparing a Sermon? Most pastors have workweeks much longer than we realize because of the invisible nature of sermon preparation. As for me, the results of this poll have caused me to pray even more fervently for my pastor. His work is long. His work is never-ending. But the work he does is vitally important.
- America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis: The next time you’re in a crowded room, look around. A scary percentage of the people in the room with you are suffering from a mental disorder.
- Five Dangers of Unaligned Small Groups: Over the years I have been surprised to find out how many church leaders have a laissez faire attitude about what is being taught in small groups and Sunday school classes. Allow me to share five dangers of this “anything goes” approach.
- Kindle Deal: Surviving and Thriving in Seminary: A Practical Guide for the Wide-eyed and Mystified. Free
- A new study says that On witter, Christians Are Happier Than Atheists
Just for Fun
- Given last week’s video about a snake who opens doors, it seemed appropriate to follow up with one about a dog who insists on closing the door. Apparently he really does not want to take a bath.