Do you have a people-group in your area who speak a different language? If your church has ever considered reaching out to another ethnic group, you probably thought in terms of having a special event or series of services for “them.” But what if there was another way? What about the idea of your church becoming completely bilingual. Tim Archer shares more about that idea at the Kitchen of Half-Baked Thoughts. (Be sure to read earlier posts, too.)
If you know anyone whose lost a young child, or had a stillbirth, or had an abortion DON’T let them read this post. Tim Challies is considered one of the top North American Christian bloggers, but he shows a complete lack of compassion advancing a doctrinal agenda that, even if it is well founded, gets lost in the process. This represents a low point for both his blog and his brand of militant Calvinism.
Cliff Holmes at The Gospel Blog poses the musical question, “Is Christian Television Boring?” Uh, yes it is Cliff, are you just noticing? Actually, there’s one point here I really like: “There are hundreds of Christian conferences every year. In those conferences there are thousands of panel discussions and breakout sessions. Why not record these sessions and air them on a network a couple of weeks after the conference is over. Wait, let me guess…if you air the sessions, then people won’t pay to attend the conference. You don’t have to air every session. Plus, you could do a 1hr show that recaps the entire conference.” Read the rest here.
Because a certain amount of inbreeding can be unavoidable in the Amish community, people in that community can be subject to “Founder’s Syndrome;” which has no consistent symtoms, but is the term given to describe a variety of ailments with roots in genetics. The writers at Exegeek use this concept as a metaphor for some of the problems turning up in the Amish Christian fiction book market, which, in case you missed it, is experiencing a glut of titles right now. Read the short analysis here. This is a fun blog you might want to bookmark.