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- Hard to imagine anyone opposing a translation of the Bible into another language, but the Jamaican patois version isn’t pleasing everyone. Text sample: “De angel go to Mary and say to ‘er, me have news we going to make you well ‘appy. God really, really, bless you and him a walk with you all de time.”
- Daniel Jepsen admits it’s not like him to walk out of a church service, but he did just that when the service went too far, or perhaps didn’t go far enough. Teaching the Bible would have been a refreshing addition.
- Fuller Theological Seminary’s Kara Powell thinks that while adults and children are all sharing the same church, they’re all having a different experience of it. In a 4-page article at CT, she suggests keeping kids in church beyond high school means giving them a faith that sticks.
- He uses his involvement in TV and film production to evangelize well known actors, and he’s been fired by one prominent casting agency for doing so. Steve Cha talks to Christian Post about evangelizing Hollywood.
- This is the link to part one of the original video that Ben Breedlove posted at YouTube just days before he died on Christmas Day; though you need to watch part two to get the full story. Gateway Church in Austin, Texas also posted the 42-minute memorial service video in which lead pastor John Burke refers to Ben’s faith in Jesus Christ.
- Cerebral palsy and epilepsy didn’t stop Toronto’s Robert Gagnon from completing a BA at Redeemer and an MTS at Tyndale Seminary, or from launching a new ministry for people with visible disadvantages, Abilities in Christ.
- Here’s an interesting standup routine by Phil Long that gets some deep analysis on Tyler Braun’s blog.
- Still haven’t made those New Year’s Resolutions? Ann Voskamp offers five steps to help you begin.
- Is heaven and The New Jerusalem the same thing? Think about it. Here’s a C201 blog post that took on a life of its own in the comments.
- Mike Breen looks at the Rainer Research Group’s ten trends for the next decade in church life.
- The man at the center of the Jesus movement in the early 1970s, Costa Mesa California’s Calvary Church pastor Chuck Smith is now battling lung cancer though he never smoked.
- TV Producer Mark Burnett is joining with Zondervan and the digital team that developed Glo Bible to introduce a new app, Bible 360 which will integrate with devices and social media. Sales will be through iTunes.
- Seems a policy statement issued at Rossville Christian Academy in Tennessee is really just a mass memo directed at a single student. (The video is useless, but there’s a full text of the story when you scroll down.)
- Time for one last Christmas image; J. R. Briggs got this from David Fitch; it’s titled Advent Distraction: