Archives for Sep 21, 2009 @ 13:11

Youth Ministry: “Outcomes”

This post is from Jen Bradbury, and I read this on her blog through a “tweet”. This is one of the very few posts or reviews that have talked at all about the outcome-based education I talked about in The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible , but more importantly, Jen takes it [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 29

Enter Saul, soon to become the apostle Paul. This is where we pick up the thread of our series on the Book of Acts as we enter into chp 8: 8:1 And Saul agreed completely with killing him. Now on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were [Read More…]

Worthy of Imitation 7

Some fifteen or so years ago I read a wonderful book on preaching by John R.W. Stott (Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today ). In that book, Stott frequently referred to someone I knew very little about but who was obviously a significant figure for Stott. The preacher’s name was Charles Simeon. I [Read More…]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 5

In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together we are reminded again of the value of beginning our day as has the Church throughout the ages. Though speaking here of “day together” what he says applies to both groups and individuals, but it would be good for groups — Christian groups — to follow Bonhoeffer’s practice: “For Christians [Read More…]