Archives for Mar 30, 2010 @ 19:58

Finally, Someone has the courage to tell the truth!

From What’s your advice? What chocolate should we purchase? Compared with people who rarely ate chocolate (about one bar per month), the people who ate the most chocolate (slightly more than one bar per week) had a 27 percent and 48 percent reduced risk of heart attack and stroke, respectively, the researchers found…. OK, [Read More…]

Eugene Peterson: Practice Resurrection 9

Eugene Peterson, in his new book, Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ  explores the church in the book of Ephesians, and it’s a great week to ponder his thoughts and these questions. Questions of the Day: Think about your local community … What do you see when you observe the Church? What do you think [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook 2

Psalm 1 is a poem that promises the obedient will flourish. It urges the reader to seek God’s blessing of flourishing by promising blessing and warning the wicked of being blown away (v. 4). Like chaff, the wicked are blown away. The wicked are in contrast to those who obey; hence they are the disobedient. [Read More…]

The Challenge of Adam 3 (RJS)

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. It is a readable, but thorough and academic, book looking at the history of [Read More…]

You and the Charismatics

The newest Barna Study examines American Christians and their relationship to the charismatic movement. There is at least one alarming element in this study, but here are some major conclusions: Do the following match your experience locally? What are you seeing in the charismatic movement? (Is this an “issue” anymore? Why or why not?) Some [Read More…]