Unintentionally, we have five Canadian items this week. Maybe six; I lost count…
- Check out “the world’s largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program;” which “operates several social enterprise businesses including a bakery, a grocery store and two cafes;” and has a budget of 15 million.
- One of the hosts of the BBC’s equivalent to Today or Good Morning America says the British are often embarrassed to say they believe in God.
- Saeed Abedini talks to CBN News. He was told he would be executed for evangelizing in prison…
- …Meanwhile, Zeebandeh Abedini, Saeed’s sister describes the emotional roller coaster ride the family experienced.
- A Fox News story in February doesn’t really answer its title question: Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?
- Why would you do a funeral for a dog? Actually, there were several reasons.
- “Is there anything else I can get you?”
“Yes, I’d like a little more liturgy please.”
Loved the picture in the article, too.
- Seems like “gospel” as become a buzzword. Or code for something. Something Calvinist? Now Russell Moore wants to ditch the “Evangelical” label and be called a “Gospel Christian.”
- If you’re a Baptist journalist, you’re probably relatively comfortable covering a Pentecostal event. But what are the ground rules for reporting from another place of worship?
- In August, the Southern Baptist denomination had 4,800 missionaries. Now the number stands at 3,800. Find out why 1,000 have left their posts.
- A pastor’s job description in less than 60 words: Augustine of Hippo does some concise guest-writing at Leadership Journal.
- Driscoll-of-the-Week: The lawsuit.
- We’re Number One! Actually, we’re number 77 on this Top Christian Blogs list.
- The world we live in: “Police in Moscow have reportedly arrested a hijab-wearing woman who was found carrying around the severed head of a child whom she is believed to have killed. BBC News said the woman is believed to have been the nanny of the child that she beheaded, before setting fire to the apartment of its parents.”
- We’ve talked about The Bible Project videos here before. Now the animations are integrated into the Read Scripture smartphone app.
- Think your church isn’t cool enough? Here are three reasons to stay.
- In the New York Times Sunday Review, introducing the Gay Evangelicals.
- Hands up everybody old enough to remember Evie? She was the Amy Grant of a previous decade. Today, she’s grandma to three, and still does some concerts.
- Recommended at WorshipLinks.us : Creating seamless transitions between the worship time and the sermon.
- On the other side of the world we expect to hear of demons being cast out in services in Africa. But this monthly service in Uganda is sponsored by All Saints Anglican Church.
- They work with Christian schools in developing countries. Their slogan is “Education + Gospel = Transformation.” Check out EduDeo Ministries.
- Quotation of the Week: “As a church grows and matures, there is an inevitable pull to add layers of bureaucracy and to fill calendars with lots of events and programs. As a church drifts toward complexity, staff members become program managers instead of equippers. Communication becomes increasingly challenging because there is increasingly more to communicate. New people have a difficult time figuring out what is most important because there are so many things happening. Ministries, within the same church, compete for resources and energy. Complexity presents a plethora of problems.” (It’s not a long article, you just read about 15% of it!)
- When he’s co-hosting Canada’s daily Christian talk show, you don’t always get to hear one of the main themes that drives his ministry. So the interviewer becomes the interviewee in this 12-minute rundown on his new video companion to the book Understanding Jesus.
- Augsburg Fortress Canada, a major Canadian wholesale distributor whose product lines included Abingdon, Westminster John Knox and Abbey Press has been purchased outright by David C. Cook Canada…
- …But the same day it was announced that David C. Cook in Colorado Springs has sold the Canadian operation to two members of its Canadian management team.
- For just $3.99 a month, now you can access all the formerly locked features at BibleGateway.com with the new Bible Gateway Plus.
- Not sure how we missed this one earlier, but check out the story and especially the video of the world’s largest Bible. (There’s a second video as well, which has audio issues, but gives a different perspective.)
- Diversion: There’s a lot going on inside your head.
- The February installment of the Young Influencers List is out.
- Under a rarely-enforced law, a man in Germany has been fined for blasphemous bumper stickers.
- Finally, at Chapters (the Canadian version of Barnes & Noble) there seems to be some signage issues, unless there’s something I missed in Vanishing Grace: