Okay, so it’s the 27th already, and the cool thing to do now is to pack up Christmas and move on, but before we leave it entirely, we want to draw attention to the audio advent calendar our friends at Third Space Church in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada produced, with a song (or something) for every day from December 1 to 25. (Well, they just embedded some videos; so maybe ‘produced’ is misleading…)
If you’re arriving here anytime after December 2012, you’ll have to hunt through their blog for posts in that month using the tag “online advent calendar,” for everyone else a simple click will work.
Try to have your link suggestions in by 8:00 PM EST Monday.
- What happens when Anabaptist convictions and Catholic worlds collide? An interview with Jesus For President co-author (with Shane Claiborne) Chris Haw on his latest, From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart.
- CNN did an exhaustive profile on the father/son relationship between Charles Stanley and Andy Stanley. (Skip the comments, though; no wonder media outlets are shutting down their religion blogs.)
- For those of you with high speed internet, Duke Taber has a collection of ten contemporary Christian Christmas songs — never thought I’d have to construct a phrase that way — to put you in the mood for 12/25.
- For pastors, worship leaders, and church leaders in general: A contrast between success and fruitfulness in ministry.
- Some Arminians don’t want to include open theists in their group because it gives credence to a Calvinist belief that Arminianism is part of a slippery slope toward… open theism. Roger Olson explains.
- At Daily Encouragement, we were recently informed that in some parts of Asia, the equivalent to “How Are You?” is “Did You Eat?” We have much to be thankful for.
- Carolyn Arends and her 14-year old son are on opposite sides of the table when it comes to creation theory, as are many Evangelicals.
- Now, see, if we were into sensationalism, we’d include a link to the one about the 80 year old priest who bit the ear off another clergyman.
- Or the one where Pat Robertson dismisses the whole David Petreaus scandal as something to be expected. (And here’s the word he used.)
- A church an hour east of Toronto, Canada is using a mobile app as a major part of its church growth strategy.
- Albert Mohler thought the election results were an “Evangelical Disaster,” but one author thinks maybe it was a good thing.
- Inside Perspective: What does it look like when the funeral protestors show up in your own home town?
- When she’s not biographing Justin Beiber, Cathleen Falsani is following U2′s Bono to Georgetown University, where she summarizes the evening and includes a video of his full address.
- Mark D. Roberts referred to an author I remember reading, Ben Patterson who taught him to remember that our words should please God.
- Renown atheist Penn Jillette of magic team Penn and Teller has included the Bible in his list of six favorite books. Of course he’s being cynical.
- This links takes you to the channel for articles by Anna Heydenrych, an author women will resonate with, whose column Coffee Break originates with Gateway, a South African Christian news portal.