Thursday, January 27, 2011

The death (or redefinition) of evangelism

What's the point of evangelism - and its intended byproduct, personal conversion/transformation - in a world that doesn't embrace an absolute "Truth"?

Pastor Michael Caine has a few (good) things to say about it:

"Finding our voices to talk about what we believe and why is part of our responsibility and calling. Not because we have right answers from on high others must accept lest they perish. But because we’ve been put here with others to play our part in a conversation much larger than us."

Here's the link to his entire post: The Decline of the Mainstream and Evangelism.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Book Review: Common Prayer

Follow this link my review of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro.

Book Review: Common Prayer

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Slayer Goes To Church

A little heavy metal fun at the expense of Pentecostal exuberance:

And then there's Benny Hinn's "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor":

I once had someone bemoan to me that "nothing happens" in many mainline churches. Not sure the above is what he was looking for, but something is definitely happening!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wheat Bread Month!

Really - according to the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, it's Wheat Bread Month.

So please make sure you eat the whole grain - bran, germ, endosperm and all. And eat your crusts. It'll make your hair curly/straight/blond/black,etc.