Friday, October 23, 2009

In a Busy World...

This site offers amazing counters, showing just how quickly social media is growing. It boggles the mind. Our world and our lives are so very busy, noisy, and cluttered. We are bombarded by information. Into such a world comes God's truth. He says, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10, NIV).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Compassion Made Personal

A couple of weeks ago our church staff attended the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. There were a little over 12,000 church leaders in attendance. The speakers represented a wide spectrum of church sizes and styles. Several ministries were highlighted including Compassion International.

This video shares the work of Compassion in reaching out to the estimated 143 million orphans in the world with God's love and personal care and concern for their basic needs. At about the 3:45 mark of the video, you will see one of the most moving moments I have witnessed in a long, long time. You'll be blessed.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tebow Sacked? USA Today calls his evangelical beliefs "unwelcome"

Mark Overstreet writes in his blog that Tom Krattenmaker, a contributor the the USA Today, who “specializes in religion in public life,” doesn’t understand much about it. In his op-ed column this week he blitzes Tim Tebow, his mission activity, his family’s mission organization, and other evangelical causes. Overstreet's article is a good response to USA Today's article.

Professor Claims God is Not Creator

Darrell Bock answers a recent article that claimed "Genesis 1:1 is not about creation of the material world but separation within it, removing God from being the Creator in line with the rest of the Bible and the literature of Mesopotamia." Dr. Bock's blog is an excellent resource for issues relating to Christian apologetics.

Review of the Greatest Show on Earth

During our current series on Christian apologetics, I have referenced Richard Dawkins, a leading voice in angry atheism. Challies Dot Com provides a review of Dawkins most recent book The Greatest Show on Earth.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How To Avoid Fatal Attractions

While written for ministers, this article would be helpful to anyone seeking to safe guard their marraige.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dan Brown's Errors

Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol, says that his books, while fictional, are grounded in fact. This article looks at 50 of his claims. Just a reminder that just because someone says "fact" does not necessarily indicate "fact." I personally enjoyed reading The Da Vinci Code. It's just important to be a discerning reader.