Part One1. One group of Christians is pessimistic about the future, another optimistic.
2. Senseless economic cuts.
3. How p0rn changes sexual beliefs.
4. An open letter to North American churches.
5. Tales of the bureaucratic demonic.
6. Church planting myths part 1 (HT: Tony Morgan)
7. Multi-site churches go interstate.
8. Suicide, salvation and eternal security.
1. Eugene Peterson and Peter Harris talk about creation care.
2. Michael McKinley’s book Am I Really A Christian, and why he wrote it. I’m curious as to others’ take on his viewpoint, and on the verse he quotes.
3. Bernie Taupin defends religion (HT: Jared Wilson)
4. Jesus doesn’t accept poverty and neither should His followers, according to this writer.
5. How to obey God when the feelings aren’t there?
6. Jim Walton on whether God is here for us or we’re here for Him.
7. David Hayward on the first step to healing oneself.
8. Jenni Catron on the church’s next great crisis: engaging young women.
9. Some good quotes compiled by Okie Preacher.
10. Ashley Judd says her Christian faith demands she work for social justice.
11. Should Ayn Rand be off limits for Christians?
12. Jack Van Impe left TBN because they didn’t like that he accused Rick Warren and Robert Schuller of practicing “Chrislam”.
13. Cathleen Falsani interviews Margaret Feinberg.
14. Are millenials conflichted about morality?
15. Jordon Cooper on his wife’s long battle with depression.
16. Matt Redmond’s biggest problem with Christian biographies.
17. You might be an evangelical reject if…
18. Journalist, columnist and writer Sarah Pulliam Bailey is interviewed about her faith and her work.
19. Fred Clark looks to the Left Behind series for an example of how not to do evangelism (along with his suggestions on how to do it).
20. What Michael Patton has learned about blogging five years after he started.
21. Two different reviews of the movie Super 8, from Gabe Taviano and Josh Larsen.
22. Chaplain Mike Mercer (with help from the late Michael Spencer) says James MacDonald needs a church business meeting.
Skye Jethani on the special-needs boy removed from an Elevation Church service.
James MacDonald responds to “satanic attacks” on his previous post about “satanic congregationalism”
MacDonald and Bill Kinnon talk (sort of)
Jonathan Leeman says Satan uses congregationalism like he uses everything else.
A man who embraced the internet as his own personal religion (HT: Challies).
Chaplain Mike tells us to get ready for the next battle – which apparently will be over origins.
John Tertullian says foolishness is bound up in the heart.
Kevin DeYoung on celebrity pastors.
CNN’s John Blake asks how Eddie Long, and other pastors, should act after a scandal.
Dan Edelen on how not to be a Christian pest.
Elissa Elliott asks why Christians think it’s blasphemous to doubt.
James Grant on the subject of the call to the ministry.
Tim Challies saw something Rachel Held Evans wrote about Biblical womanhood, and responded. Evans responded back, and responded back again.
Tom Krattenmaker: We should rethink sports evangelization.
Owen Strachan on whether another Ralph Reed will emerge.
Journalists don’t get religion?
HT: Steve McCoy
Andy Naselli’s iPad resources for pastors (HT: Justin Taylor).
Tim Challies has his own helpful, web-based resources for pastors and others.
An observation on C.J.’s Ordinary Pastors series.
Audio of David Powlison on the pastor’s counseling ministry (HT: Biblical Counseling Coalition).
Josh Etter’s four ways people forget the Lord.
Tullian on rethinking spiritual growth.
A review of Eugene Peterson’s The Pastor.
Reflections on the Piper/Warren interview by Tim Brister and Adrian Warnock.
Dealing with changes.
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