We’re trying something just a little bit different at our church starting this saturday; Beer and Soul: Conversations that Matter. Help us out – what beer shoud we serve? // Post by Beer and Soul.
All Saints Day – All Hallows Day which follows naturally on from Hallowenn (All Hallows Evenning), is celebrated by most mainline churches and celebrates the copmmunion of saints and in particular those who have gone before us and have left this ‘mortal coil’. I liked this sermon from Nadia Bolz-Weber whichy she preached this last … More Sermon for All Saints Sunday: Small Acts of Love
The Number of Hours Keller, Piper, Driscoll (and 5 Others) Spend on Sermon Prep There are various opinions on how long it should take someone to prepare their sermon for Sunday. There are minimalists, maximalists, and everything in between. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it should comfort you to know that well … More How long does it take to bake a sermon?
How do we treat our conversations about God? Are our meetings where we gather as church necessarily confined to a ‘church’ space, or can we gather in the market place? Is a Pub, with all its noise and alcohol, a legitimate place to meet as church, and if so, what kinds of conversations might you have there? … More Theology on Tap: Pub church?
OK so there’s an interesting debate taking place on whether Christians should be tolerant. In some ways we should, of course, but there are other areas of our faith where we cannot be, simply because it goes against the mandate we have to win souls and make disciples, and also because there is a revealed … More Should Christians be tolerant?
There is much chatter on various blogs, and some you tube clips, about the Elephant Room discussions, which are far too long to feature here (why do reformist critics, in particular, have to take so long to demonstrate their point, making it harder for us to add a balanced perspective?). Anyway, they talk about some … More The Elephant Room: Is doctrinal unity possible?
Here is an article – about an issue the church faces today. We should be getting our signifcance and security from Jesus. In Him. From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carlo-strenger/global-economy-the-fear-o_b_846281.html Celebrity Culture, the New Global Upper Class, and the Fear of Insignificance Posted: 04/13/11 08:54 AM ET A new species is born: Homo globalis, defined by its intimate connection to the … More Celebrity Church
Being cool. What we need is to make everyone fit and rich and pretty and we’ll attract people to our church. Put on lively music, interesting talks and a general welcoming feel-good factor and we will have a successful, growing church. We’ll become a popular destination. We will cut out tricky subjects and never discuss … More Cultural Awareness
As you can tell, I am trying to bring Signposts02 back to a more emerging/emergent church focus. Greg did express this was his interest on Signposts and I do appreciate his involvements and his insights he has on signposts. There are some great articles in the below link. From: http://www.emergingchurch.info/stories/missionalflatting/index.htm “Having an open door : … More Missional Flatting
A very well written article in the Weekend Australian reports: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/jc-and-the-cool-gang/story-e6frg8h6-1226015838817 JC and the cool gang Christine Jackman, From: The Australian, March 05, 2011 12:00AM Christians Erica and Jim Bartle with the JC Epidemic motocross and BMX crew. “Extreme sports are an excellent way of capturing kids’ attention,” Jim says. NOT so long ago, Erica … More The ‘Jesus Makes Me Look Good, Feel Good’ Generation