Archives for Jul 3, 2011 @ 16:38

Stop funding church plants!, says David Fitch

From David Fitch’s blog: This is an idea whose time has come. It is easy, simple, saves money, and I think it seeds the mission of God in N America for generations to come: STOP FUNDING TRADITIONAL CHURCH PLANTS and instead fund missionaries to inhabit contexts all across the new mission fields of N America. [Read More…]


Excellent sketch of Hemingway at the end of his life by A.E. Hotchner: EARLY one morning, 50 years ago today, while his wife, Mary, slept upstairs, Ernest Hemingway went into the vestibule of his Ketchum, Idaho, house, selected his favorite shotgun from the rack, inserted shells into its chambers and ended his life. There were [Read More…]

Sunday Acts of Confession/Protest

In Ottawa Canada, a church leaves its Anglican building over the same-sex controversy: It was a historic moment in Ottawa as a subdued crowd of about 300 filed out of St. Alban’s Anglican Church on King Edward Avenue on Sunday, leaving behind a place where some have roots going back to Confederation. Founded in 1865, [Read More…]

Ordering Trust

Clergy and priests are the sixth most trustworthy group in society Does anyone else find this a little disheartening: Respondents were read a list of 21 groups and asked which of them they generally trusted to tell the truth. Doctors scored most highly (88%), followed by teachers (81%), professors (74%), judges (72%), scientists (71%), and [Read More…]

Cape Town Commitment 9

More often than not, theological statements are written out of crisis and do so to define truth over against some perceived falsehood. One reason I like The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action is that it is entirely positive: there’s no battle here. Instead, it’s a public statement designed [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More…]