Archives for Apr 1, 2011 @ 13:53

It’s Harder than You Think

David Hazony: But try as I might, I just can’t believe that the Five Books of Moses were written by J, E, P and D – the four main authors whose oral traditions, biblical scholars say, were cobbled together to make the Torah. (The letters stand for the Jahwist, the Elohist, the Priestly source and [Read More…]

What’s a Congregation Worth?

This graphic, from CT’s piece, measures the economic contribution of a church to a community. [Read more…]

Exploring Love Wins 1

I will begin this series on Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, with a prayer. I am asking that you pause quietly and slow down enough to pray this prayer as the way to approach this entire series: O Lord, you have [Read More…]

Conversion as Location

Each local church, whether radically independent or associated with a larger denomination, institutionalizes a conversion orientation. A church does this by the way it presents the gospel, by the way it teaches Sunday School, by the way it preaches from the pulpit, by the way it shapes the programs and platforms. Some kind of conversion [Read More…]