I do not think I am being hubristic when I say that Billy Graham will go down in History as one of, if not the greatest evangelist the church has ever known. His ministry has reached millions of people world wide and the fruit of this will be felt for many, many generations. I am … More Rev Billy Graham close to death
Ok, so the more I see of the positive side of Hillsong as a movement, and definitely of Hillsong NYC, the more I like it. I have been vocal in my condemnation of Hillsong…and much of that still holds true…but I’m wondering, how do I love Hillsong as my neighbour if I’m busy condemning them? … More Interview with Carl Lentz, Hillsong NYC pastor
“Do you believe in the virgin birth?” That was the question people asked one another when I was a boy growing up in that Southern Baptist dominated land called Texas. It was the question because how you answered would indicate who you were, what you believed, as well as where you stood in the world. If you expressed … More Mary, Mother of God – an Advent Sermon by Stanley Hauerwas
December 13, 2013 By Peter Enns In church today, our rector handed out a card with an icon of St. Nicholas, similar to the one on the left. On the back of the card read the following: Nicholas was born in the 3rd century in Asia Minor. He used his entire inheritance to help the poor, sick, and children in … More St. Nicholas: what can I say, he was a beast.
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.
November 4, 2013 By Benjamin Corey 1. Because there is a really, really, really good chance that Kirk Cameron is one of the main characters. And, let’s face it– Kirk isn’t a very good actor. Every time I see him on the big screen it ruins fond childhood memories, singing “as long as we’ve got … More Why I’m Hesitant to Let My Kid Watch Christian Movies
A series of billboards showing Jesus covered in tattoos has upset many Christians living in the Texas city where the posters have been put up. The billboards, which show Jesus with the sins of those who have come to him tattooed across his body, have been condemned as blasphemous by some West Lubbock residents. However, … More Tattooed Jesus, good controversy or bait and switch gimmick?
The story of John Smith and the formation of God’s Squad Christian motorcycle Club is a story of faith, guts and mission – John Smith is one of Australia’s most under-recogonised and yet brilliant theologians. Please watch these videoas and if you can, please help support it with even a small ofer of a donation. … More Feature Length Doco on John Smith and God’s Squad needs your support
Anyone know anyone in the UK who wants to spend some money on mission? Steve, you might be interested in this – as the money has to be spent in the UK £1000 giveaway Posted on 5 September 2013 by jonnybaker We’ve got two grants of £500 to give away (from a project now deceased). If you’d like … More £1000 being given away (not a scam)
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?