This is the stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well…
Are Our Worship Experiences Missing The Point?
“To me, the word “experience” doesn’t do justice to our gatherings.
When I think of experience, I think of my family’s recent trip to Disney World. Man, that was an experience…
I’ll remember Disney. It was a unique family memory. But nothing about that experience will prepare me to live for Jesus and speak of Jesus and magnify Jesus in a dark world.
And that is what I feel our worship “experiences” are truly for. We gather not to have a memorable experience. We gather to be changed.”
Wheaton, Larycia Hawkins agree to part ways –Leigh Jones
“Wheaton College and Larycia Hawkins, the political science professor who started a furor over theology and academic freedom after declaring on social media that Christians and Muslims serve the same God, announced tonight they are amicably parting ways.”
With a follow-up, except this one goes beyond this specific event and has good stuff to say about the nature of apologizing and forgiving…
A Conclusion and a Beginning –Alan Jacobs
“What if, when a brother in Christ apologizes and asks for forgiveness, one were to grant that forgiveness — instead of immediately criticizing him for not having provided a fully adequate account of the reasons he went astray? What about that as a strategy? It has some advantages…”
Seth has a way of saying a lot in a few words…
Audience Participation –Seth Godin
“The way we engage with the humans who make stuff directly influences what we receive.
Arms folded with a scowl on our face and skepticism on our minds… we get what we deserve.
It’s up to us. Just about everything is ultimately a singalong.”