Worth a Look 3.4.13
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THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museumbegan the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.
Should Church Plants Include Denominational Names? Research shows there’s a risk either way.
When a church does not reference its denomination in the church name, unchurched people tend to see that church as less formal, rigid, and old-fashioned, but this also makes them feel more uncertain and wonder whether the church is trying to hide its beliefs.
Megan Hill – It’s Okay to Talk Like a Christian:
Christians shouldn’t use words to create a secret society, rife with inside joke or hide behind our language, allowing it to encourage hypocrisy.
That said, I’d like to put in a word for talking like a Christian, for using substantive, Biblical words in ordinary conversation, whether or not non-Christians are listening. What we say defines the world as we understand it, and God requires us to use our words to share our beliefs.
The critic rivets our attention on himself. When we get to the end we find that the critic has told us everything about himself and nothing about the book. Thus in criticism, as in vocabulary, hatred over-reaches itself.