I missed a lot while I was away so this is a smattering of things from recent weeks about Andy Stanley, discernment and the A.D. TV show, love, peace with God and atheism. Continue reading
This week I have two great podcasts to recommend. Continue reading
This is an oldie, but a goodie. I listened to this podcast on the train today and Amy, Mike and guest Pastor Chris Quintana do a great job of looking at churches like Willow Creek and Saddleback for their methods of doing church and comparing that with the Bible’s commands about what church should be, who it is for, what it must do, etc.
As occult and New Age practices become more mainstream, especially under the guise of providing physical and medical benefits, Christians must be on guard. Continue reading
Today’s broadcast of Stand Up for the Truth discusses the recent news that came out regarding Steven Furtick and Elevation Church and a rather disturbing coloring book for the children of that church. I think Mike and Amy did a job of treating this with the gravity it deserves and Godly attitudes. Listen here. Continue reading
Given my concern over Jesus Calling I wanted to share this important update from Lighthouse Trails as soon as I could. They reported two days ago that Thomas Nelson, the publisher of Sarah Young’s book, has issued a new version with an intro stripped of much of the controversial elements that explain how she came to write her book. Continue reading
I had a spike in traffic yesterday so it seems many of you cared about that church that turned back from the contemplative path. I know it encouraged me tremendously and I hope it did the same for you. Today, I’ve got another Don’t Miss List for you. Continue reading
I have another list for all of you today.
Frank Bruni’s column in The New York Times last week about his brother and his other siblings was beautiful. I was so touched. It makes me want to write something about my own brother.
This week SUFT interviewed Sarah Leslie of Herescope and Discernment Ministries Inc. The discussion was about the emergent church and where it is heading. Leslie also sheds light on the origin of the term missional and ideas like spiritual formation. This is a very important discussion.
Pastor R. W. Glenn’s new book Crucifying Morality is less than $5 bucks through Amazon right now. I haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet, but I did purchase it this week. I had the pleasure of hearing him preach at a Psalm 119 conference in Ohio (two years ago?) and really appreciated his preaching.