How does a pastor deal with people who try to monopolize his time after the service?
It is one of the great dilemmas every Sunday for the pastor. Who do I speak with and for how long? Most pastors stand at a doorway after the morning service to greet those who are leaving. Others stay down front inviting folks to come and speak with the pastor to ask questions about the sermon. It is a constant juggling match that most pastors feel they fail at most of the time.
Two takes on using sermon researchers: Carl Trueman (no) and Jared Wilson (yes)
The FaceBook Illusion - Ross Douthat:
None of this makes the Internet any less revolutionary. But it's created a cultural revolution more than an economic one. Twitter is not the Ford Motor Company; Google is not General Electric. And except when he sells our eyeballs to advertisers for a pittance, we won't all be working for Mark Zuckerberg someday.
The first English translation of Abraham Kuyper's work on common grace:
According to Kuyper, beauty cannot be separated from God and science is created by God. These words, penned over one hundred years ago, serve to strengthen our view that God cares about our daily lives. Everything matters. Jesus is Lord of it all.