Just some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing…
I was a little surprised to find that I resonated with a lot of what he has to say in this Leadership Journal piece:
Six Church-and-Culture Issues I Don’t Care About Any More
“When I say I don’t care about these issues, I mean it. I don’t think they’re bad. I’m not upset. If your church does them, fine. I don’t want to take a sledgehammer to them. I’ve just shrugged them off due to apathy…”
I liked that one well enough that I followed his link and found this one from a few days ago. More good stuff…
Six Church-Insider Issues I Don’t Care About Any More
“I grew up in the church. But in recent years I’ve found myself caring less about many of the issues I used to think mattered so much. I’m not just apathetic about them, I’m passionately apathetic.
Apathetic enough not to care. Passionate enough to write about them anyway.
I’m not even upset about them. It’s more about setting priorities than being right or wrong….These are issues that church insiders care a great deal about, but outsiders (and most regular church folks) don’t care about at all.
I’ve decided to join them.”
Insightful and frightening analysis on how school shootings catch on.
Thresholds of Violence – Malcolm Gladwell
“The problem is not that there is an endless supply of deeply disturbed young men who are willing to contemplate horrific acts. It’s worse. It’s that young men no longer need to be deeply disturbed to contemplate horrific acts.”
I’m part of a church who cares very deeply about communicating the Gospel in ways that touch the hearts of people in our generation. I’ve heard this criticism more than once…
Stop Watering Down the Gospel – Marty Duren
“Is there such a thing as watering down the gospel? Yes, but making the gospel clear is not it. Making the gospel understandable is not it. Making sure hearers comprehend the truth of the gospel is not it.”
I suppose it’s because my new web site is just a week old, but this one hit a little close to home…
Source: Wrong Hands