Worth a Look 3.7.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: The Mystery of the Holy Spirit by R. C. Sproul. $2.99.
R. C. Sproul deepens the understanding of the Holy Sprit as he explores the many different roles the Spirit has in our lives. Sproul deals with some of the most perplexing and frequently discussed issues with sensitivity. While the mystery surrounding the Holy Spirit is not dispelled – we are challenged to get to know him better and to look for signs of his work in our life.
It is usually the media that tell people how to behave. Yes, the church sometimes “speaks out”. But if it’s moralising you want, turn on the radio. Or pick up a newspaper. And the institution the media especially love to attack is of course the church. There is a logic to this. The media want to be the guardians of public morality, but some people still see the church that way. Very well, it must be pulled down from its perch to make way for its secular successor.
Late last year, I had a blog conversation with pastor Jimmy Scroggins about the future of church planting and the turn toward bi-vocational planters. J. D. Greear has pushed back a little on this idea.
We cannot afford not to embrace bi-vocational planting. For far too long, our strategy has been reduced to a single model, and as we’ve seen, that model simply isn’t enough.
However, there are several problems with the argument that bi-vocational is “the” future of planting
Top 200 Ministry Blogs – newest edition (I added a bunch of new ones to my Google Reader.)
If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong – The Suprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers:
The obvious guess is that the elite players are more dedicated to their craft. That is, they’re willing to put in the long,Tiger Mom-style hours required to get good, while the average players are off goofing around and enjoying life.
The data, as it turns out, had a different story to tell…