Archives for Sep 22, 2009 @ 13:39

The Pastor’s Schedule: Jim Martin Advises

Recently we had a conversation about the pastor’s time schedule, and Jim Martin, a friend, posted a comment I thought deserved a separate post. So here it is… This is such an important concern. Working with a church can eat you alive without the kind of boundaries talked about in the above comments.  A couple [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 30

Saul’s persecutions led to the scattering of the gospel agents who were caught up in the mission of God through Jesus Christ. One of those who were scattered was Philip (->). As is clear in Beverly Gaventa (The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries) ), Philip’s story is about encountering religious outsiders — read [Read More…]

Science and Sin 1 (RJS)

While much of the furor over the conflict between science and faith centers on the question of origins and evolution – it is not limited to these questions alone. The sciences also impact our understanding of human behavior and human response and this can also lead to increased understanding or to conflict. The September 2009 [Read More…]

Deep Church as Third Way 5

Jim Belcher’s right about this, and it is one of the deep characteristics about the emerging movement and it emerges from a suspicion about how evangelism works, about how the gospel works, about how conversion actually works: “What do people have to believe before they belong? What is the role of doctrine? What is the [Read More…]