Archives for Apr 11, 2013 @ 13:46

iPads in the Classroom

From USAToday: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg’s second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with “The Princess and the Frog” and answering questions about the story on a worksheet. But those who were finished were not waiting for their [Read More…]

The Missio Alliance eBook Sale from Zondervan

We’re excited to present this deal on ministry and theology eBooks from Zondervan! For a limited time, get these great eBooks by Missio Alliance speakers for only $3.99. These are essential reads on gospel, scripture, and the kingdom of God. They will equip you and your ministry to carry out God’s mission in the world. [Read More…]

Is Social Science a Science?

From John Horgan: Even when fortified by the latest findings from neuroscience, genetics, and other fields, social science will never approach the precision and predictive power of the hard sciences. Physics addresses phenomena—electrons, elements, electromagnetism, the nuclear forces, gravity—that are relatively simple, stable and amenable to precise mathematical definition. Gravity works in exactly the same [Read More…]

The Tortuous and Torturous Path of Evolution (RJS)

What about death? The next few chapters of Daniel Harrell’s book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, looks at the theological questions raised by the possibility of evolutionary creation. Providence. He considers the question of providence and introduces some categories. There is ordinary providence (the everyday workings of the “natural” world), extraordinary providence (as [Read More…]

Relational Ministry 101: Person

If relational ministry is the beat of this generation, and I suspect Andrew Root in Relational Ministry is accurate, everything comes down to understanding what a person is and what relationship is and what relational ministry — person to person — is all about. I cannot imagine any pastors going through seminary today not reading this [Read More…]