In a feature reminiscent of my childhood in which Sunday supper consisted of a smorgasbord of leftovers and a random assortment of other foods, I bring you an assortment of random items of interest from the past week.
Though, in my opinion, saying churches are living in the 1980’s is probably generous, this is a great article by Thom Rainer – Eight Reasons Many Churches Are Living in the 1980’s
When Can A Child Respond to the Gospel? “While the Bible does not provide a fully-developed treatment of child-development, a careful study of the Old Testament (OT) reveals several presuppositions about the nature of children which can be applied to questions regarding their readiness for the Gospel.”
Four Gospels? – Great explanation of the importance for all four of the Gospel accounts.
Never Humble Enough – “Humility does not come naturally to me. It does not come naturally to any of us. But I have gone looking for it. I have gone looking for it in God’s Word and I have gone looking for it in God’s people. I am convinced it can be learned, and that’s because humility is not a feeling or an attitude—it’s action. You learn humility by seeing humility and then doing humility.”
Great defense of the reliability of the Gospels – How Do You Know Jesus Really Rose from the Dead?
Captive and the Christian Film Industry – a somewhat critical perspective on all the Christian movies coming out.
Here is a thoughtful consideration of technology and the church presented through a list of 5 Warning Signs for the Church in a Facebook Culture .
Enjoy this random collection of stuff and be sure to let me know what you’ve been reading or watching that is interesting, enjoyable or helpful.