Thinking Out Loud

March 13, 2009

The Newsboys, Michael Tait, Oral Roberts, Bill Hybels, The Pollen Index and the Coming Evangelical Collapse

They Don’t Do Weather Forecasting Like This Where We Live

Barbeque
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Arthritis
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Cold
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Lawn
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UV
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Flu
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Frizz
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Pollen
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Asthma
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But then again, maybe they should.  How useful would these three factors be to your situation?

And the Commencement Speaker At Oral Roberts University This Year Is…
…(wait for it)…BILL HYBELS!   Yes, that Bill Hybels.   ORU continues to try to rebrand itself as a little less charismatic will Willow Creek founder Hybels as this year’s speaker.   You can read more here.

Michael Tait as a Newsboy?
It’s official.  The man we’ve come to identify with DCTalk is officially replacing Peter Furler with the Newsboys.    Furler leaves the band after 22 years but will make several guest appearances with the band throughout the coming year.  You can read that story here.
The Coming Evangelical Collapse

There’s been a lot of talk this week about Michael Spencer (aka Internet Monk) and the article he wrote for The Christian Science Monitor.   I especially appreciated these comments, blended from his second and sixth points:

Ironically, the billions of dollars we’ve spent on youth ministers, Christian music, publishing, and media has produced a culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it. Our young people have deep beliefs about the culture war, but do not know why they should obey scripture, the essentials of theology, or the experience of spiritual discipline and community. Coming generations of Christians are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture-wide pressures.

Even in areas where Evangelicals imagine themselves strong (like the Bible Belt), we will find a great inability to pass on to our children a vital evangelical confidence in the Bible and the importance of the faith.

You can read that article here.   Or if you have time, link to all the original articles in Michael’s blog.

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3 Comments »

  1. Paul -
    I saw your comment about KLOVE and the top 60 church blogs. Are you serious? Shoot me an email if you get a chance.
    Thanks
    Jon Acuff
    stuff christians like

    Comment by Jon Acuff — March 14, 2009 @ 8:46 am

  2. Actually, Jon’s replying to a comment I left on his blog. Don’t go nuts trying to find the reference here.

    Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — March 14, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  3. [...] Tait:   You’re gonna fit in really well in this band.   …For those who already know about this, note that it’s Peter Furler [...]

    Pingback by Newsboys Still Got It « Thinking Out Loud — May 7, 2009 @ 7:40 pm


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