Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Social Media

This is a thoughtful well-written article about social media.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What do you think?

A Letter to the Church from a "Millenial"

What do you think?

Separate question:
How do you feel/what do you think about "liturgy" vs not? Why?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

International Justice Mission

Back when cults were recruiting in the '70's I'm not sure anyone told young adults what to watch for.

Here is a video about human traffiking for teens & young adults.  International Justice Mission video

Well done, in my opinion.

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Book to Talk About! Actually, Two! VI

More of Phillips' observations:

The greater church must see renewal. 

Something to be grateful for: when the breath of New Life crosses denominational barriers. He says the splinter groups don't really breathe new life into the existing church.

Jesus prayed that we would be one. . . how many centuries ago??

I did finish the book. Worth reading!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Book to Talk About! Actually, Two! V

The qualities Phillips saw as critical to the Early Church maintaining their faith, hope, love, peace (a partial list of the fruit of the Spirit):

quiet
prayer (confession, prayer to access God's resources for change, intercession)
fellowship
worship

He sees the reading of the letters of the apostles in the churches before the Holy Scriptures were called the Holy Scriptures, as encouragement to continue to read. Interesting. Today we know that the apostles were the apostles. If their day, Jesus, Himself chose them.

He talks about Service and that we need to always look outward. "Coming down to actual practice, the Christian has to ask himself what he can do to express outwardly and effectively his inward spiritual certainty. . .his first duty is to live a Christian life in his home and in his place of work..."
(pg 99)

He asks, what if even half the members gave and hour each week to their church . . . (pg 100) He talks about gifts, too.

"..the real danger to professing Christians lies not in the more glaring and grosser temptations and sins, but in a slow deterioration of vision, a slow death to daring, courage and the willingess to adventure."