Worth a Look 3.14.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: Answers to Pastors’ FAQs by Warren Wiersbe and Howard Sugden. $2.99.
Imagine what it would be like to have two highly respected pastors agree to help you tackle every tough situation that you and your church will face in the coming years.
How Not to Argue Like an Idiot – The 15 Most Common Logical Fallacies:
I’ve used and heard plenty of bad reasoning from Christians. The following list is composed of some of the most common logical fallacies; I’ve chosen to limit it to only those I’ve actually heard in the last couple years.
I enjoyed answering a few questions from Eric Geiger about discipleship. Here is the interview.
For a lot of church leaders, discipleship is the follow-up to evangelism. That is, evangelism is entering into the church through faith in the gospel, and then discipleship takes you to the next level. Biblically, I don’t think we can separate the two. Discipleship in the Scriptures is about learning to follow Jesus in light of who He is and what He has done, and then making other disciples who follow Jesus as well. We’re not just called to be “disciples,” but to be “disciple-making disciples.”
J. D. Greear – “Why Faithfulness and Effectiveness Belong Together”
The Great Commission implies two types of growth—width and depth. A faithful church must prioritize both.
Depending on your personality and passions, it’s easy to focus on one or the other—either depth or width. But churches that grow only wide (and not deep) are not growing nearly as wide as they think; and those that are growing deep (and not concerned much about growing wide) are not nearly as deep as they think.
Tim Challies – The Blogs, the Battles, and the Gospel:
Many bloggers have mastered all the practical rules of blogging, the short paragraphs, the use of subheadings, the best times and dates to post their articles. But these same bloggers, myself included, would do well to work toward mastering the spiritual rules of blogging.
Check out Bullseye – a short film for Easter, part of a filmmaking project to create excellent narrative films for use in sermons, classes, small groups and family devotionals.