Church Planting: Them Rainer explores the question of when a church revitalization should become a church replant. Philanthropy: Chick Fil-A’s confusing statement about their giving doesn’t mean they don’t give to Christian organizations. Politics: Andrew Scheer steps down as conservative leader. Reporting: GetReligion points out some flaws in reporting on issues at George Fox College, … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 12, 2019)
Condolences: Pray for Tim Challies (popular blogger at challies.com) as he deals with the sudden death of his father. Morality: Kirk Durston writes unpopular ideas on the societal value of Sexual Morality. Belief: Does the fall of traditional religion mean an increase in superstition? Theology: Credo this month is all about universalism. This is a … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 10, 2019)
Natural Disaster: A volcano erupts suddenly, while tourists are on a New Zealand island. Discernment: John Piper opines on competence and its value for discerning God’s will for your life. Culture: In a very bad idea, I Am Jesus is a new game under development. Politics: David Brooks explains why he rejected socialism.
Devotional Acts: Paul Carter, guest blogging for Tim Challies gives a great idea for putting value into old Bibles. Theology: The Atlantic has an interview with Pastor Tim Keller of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian. Economics: Canada has a surprise rise in its unemployment rate. Christmas: A very good Christmas advert from a hardware store in … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 6, 2019)
Christian Living: I don’t know what God is doing, but God knows what He’s doing. Leadership: Trust is non-negotiable in Christian Leadership. Revitalizing Churches: We need pastors to revitalize churches, Thom Rainer discusses why some pastors don’t want to take up the job. Culture: Apparently culture is now telling me it’s insanely bad to … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 5, 2019)
Books: Rebecca McLaughlin reviews Richard Dawkins’ most recent book. Reading: Tim Challies publishes the 2020 reading challenge. Venezuela: The economic crises continues as students don’t eat, and teachers go to more lucrative jobs, like painting nails.
Politics: The New York Times does an examination of the Bible Study leader for US president Donald Trump’s cabinet. Theology: George Sinclair explains that God does not love unconditionally. More Theology: This month’s Credo magazine deals with the issue of universalism (will all be saved?). Shameless plug: The Church-planting ministry of my local church will have … Continue reading Online Reading (December 3, 2019)