Archives for Jan 22, 2014 @ 17:45

Evening Inspiration

A wonderful letter from a hearing-impaired child to Derrick Coleman, hearing-impaired Seattle Seahawk: [Read more…]

Cigarette Smoking: Numbers are Rising

Source: Almost 50 years after the U.S. Surgeon General declared cigarettes to be harmful for your health, a study from Washington State has found that cigarette smoking has gone up on a global scale. A staggering 1 billion people worldwide are still smokers. Between the years 1980 and 2012 the number of adult smokers went [Read More…]

Institutions and Me

Barna I find this infographic from David Kinnaman and the crew at Barna to be both interesting and of use to church leaders today. Why such a disparity for millennials between trusting public institutions but not the church? [Read more…]

One of the Church’s Biggest Challenges Today

From Jonathan Storment: One of the reasons Scot asked me to write this column was to help share what I am wrestling with at a local church level. And so for the next few weeks I would like to talk about the biggest crisis the church I preach at is facing. I want to talk [Read More…]

20th Century, Who Won? Liberals or Fundamentalists

Early in the 20th Century the famed liberal pastor-author, Harry Emerson Fosdick, preached a controversial sermon entitled “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached in a day when newspapers covered famous pastors’ sermons. This is discussed in Christopher Evans, Liberalism without Illusions (Baylor, 2013). The question is a worthy one to return to early in the 21st [Read More…]