I am aware of a couple of house churches that have recently “folded” because of life’s circumstances. A job change, a graduation and subsequent need to move, leaving for the mission field, whatever: life changes and when it does the folks that make up the house church are scattered. Let me preface this with the […]
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Watch the whole thing… definitely worth the 11 minutes.
Over the past month a group called the Evangelical Immigration Table has been sponsoring a campaign to raise awareness about immigration reform. Their platform statement includes the following items: Respects the God-given dignity of every person Protects the unity of the immediate family Respects the rule of law Guarantees secure national borders Ensures fairness to […]
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible By: E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien Published: July 31, 2012 Pages: 241 Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0830837825 Ted’s Rating: 4 of 5 Stars I am reminded of a story from my days living in Eastern Europe. An old Baptist church-attending […]
Great little interview. I particularly like what he says around 2:30 or so. Community, friends. That’s what we are trying to build.
I am at the International Society for Frontier Missions today and am listening to a presentation by Michael Rynkiewich about the changing nature of mission in light of diaspora communities. He used the term “diaspora archipelago” in highlighting a particular island culture’s identification with the home island despite the fact that the people were living […]
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics By: Ross Douthat Published: 2012 324 Pages: 352 Page Numbers Source ISBN: (978-1-4391-7834-8) Ted’s Rating: 2 of 5 Stars (read only if required) This is a TedRead review – sign up here to get bimonthly reviews emailed to you. The author of this book (an OP-ed […]
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein Published: 2009 324 Pages: 324 Page Numbers Source ISBN: 014311526X Ted’s Rating: 3 of 5 Stars [You could sign up for TedRead and get these reviews delivered to your inbox!] Can you create an environment that conditions behavior toward an outcome you […]
There is an interesting article over at CNN on the spirituality of Steve Jobs. It basically outlines the spiritual journey he was on and then draws comparisons to the implications of the technology he created. I love Jobs’ devices (although I did switch to Android earlier this year). The computers are amazing and the cultural transformation […]
We recently had a group of candidates come through the Pioneers office for a week of orientation. At the end of the week we usually have a time with an “open microphone” for people to share what the week meant to them as they begin their missionary journey. One young woman, of Korean-American background (I […]