Welcome back! Hopefully nothing this week that we need to pull. Apologies if you know what that’s referring to…
- In Church life, everyone who is part of the laity works for free. When we think of paying people, we think in terms of cash. But here are nine ways a local church can “pay” their volunteers.
- A study in contrasts: When the oncology and maternity share the same waiting room; a reflection on birth and death.
- Our images of Jesus reveal a lot about how we connect Jesus to our lives.
- Keeping a promise to monitor the church’s finances, The Vatican now has an auditor general.
- Tony Campolo’s announcement this week resulted in a number of responses, of which this is one.
- When it comes to having a church to call home, some people are more renters than owners.
- Calling Jesus Yeshua might be historically correct, but many do it for the wrong reasons.
- Saddleback Church (Rick Warren) has embarked on a $71M fundraising campaign.
- When it comes to leading worship, here’s three things that matter.
- A new book reveals the dark side of practicing meditation.
- Creflo Dollar’s jet in perspective.
- Yet another voice on the Duggar story, this one from a well known Christian author who’s been there.
- In the UK, inclusive language continues to be a hot-button issue. In the liturgy not only is the language for God male, but depicts male authority figures.
- Since the start of the year, more than 15,000 Spanish-speaking people have logged decisions to follow Christ on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Spanish website.
- Cruising with a Cause: Having seen the response to vacation packages featuring Christian musicians and speakers, Carnival launches Fathom, a social-justice brand with micro mission trips for the non-believer.
- Life leaving you stressed out? Maybe it’s time for some orni-theology.
- The latest blog at Alltop’s Church page is just for those who teach Sunday School. Check out the kidmin tips at BetterBibleTeachers.com
- Blog Discovery of the Week: Steve Dragswolf writes about worship in a multi-cultural setting. This article is a good example, but there are a few more recent also.
- Is this good church publicity? Maybe. A singles group at Buckhead Church (part of North Point) bought all the men’s underwear they could find for a homeless shelter, leaving some Target stores completely out of stock.
- The story in this devotional article describes a Christian t-shirt that, however sincere, didn’t factor in how people would read it.
- Finally, while we love the songs of Matt Redman, and always like to hear the story behind our worship songs, this one simply has too much information. (They seem to have removed this story, probably for good reason.) Here’s an alternative on Redman.
UPDATE (Thursday): Having fewer stories to choose from makes the stats a lot clearer. I’ve been posting the top 4 or 5 stories on my Twitter late Wednesday or the next day.
What U Clicked:
1. Campolo response
2. Duggar response
3. Matt Redman (story was removed)
4. Dead Christian T-Shirt