“If you wait for God to do big stuff in your life, you may be waiting until Jesus comes. He simply does not operate like that. He wants you to be willing to be hidden and unknown, unappreciated, unheralded, and unthanked – if necessary – in order to do what He wants you to do.”… Read more »
The Chicago Tribune has an interesting series on the growth of Christianity in China. Included is this slideshow about one of the factories printing 5 million Bibles a year. At a time when Christianity in Western Europe is dwindling, China’s believers are redrawing the world’s religious map with a growing community already exceeding all the… Read more »
One of the pastors that I have recently grown to admire is Francis Chan, pastor of Cornerstone Simi Church. Chan is probably best known for his video “Just Stop and Think” and his association with Passion Conference. I listen to a lot of pastors who challenge me want to follow God, but Chan has a… Read more »
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I would say that American idolatry goes beyond even entertainment, but an entire mentality of self-idolization.
A disturbing trend that is permeating across the nation is the concept that religion in any form is responsible for many, if not all, of the evils in this world. Go to any discussion forum on the internet and this viewpoint is quite evident, as is the growing popularity of books denouncing religion, as discussed in this… Read more »
Andy Stanley has a great 7-part podcast on practical leadership skillsavailible for free. I recently took a personal retreat and listened to almost all the episodes in one afternoon. The best thing I took from it was that we all have our ideas of “success” in ministry. Even though we craft carefully vision/mission statements, in… Read more »
I initially installed this firefox extension and theme just to be funny but now i’m kinda hooked on it. Its actually pretty nicely designed. Another nice little tool i use a lot in firefox is the Biblegateway Search Engine plug-in available here.
I’ve been thinking about starting a blog to post thoughts and info for ministry purposes outside of my personal blog. But more recently i’ve realized how important a tool the web can be used for edification and growth of the church. So here it is, for all you ministry gear heads out there. God bless.