Destinations

September 10, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I’ve been saving stuff. Here you go …

For those of you who want to be digging deeper: here is a piece on the Abomination of Desolation. I like the way the author unpacks the passage.

How can we help new people in church? What People Who Are New to Your Church Want You to Know answers this question.

David Murray weighs in on How to Criticize a Preacher. I’m asking for it, I know.

“Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address …” So Russell Moore begins his fairly short piece encouraging the church to address the issue of violence against women.

Here are a couple of interesting sports links. First, The Simple Technology That Accidentally Ruined Baseball discusses what has happened to professional baseball over the past ten years. Interesting. Finally, Kevin DeYoung discusses Three Questions to Help Diagnose Possible Football Idolatry.

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2 Responses to “Destinations”

  1. Terri J Says:

    I really like the article on being in a new church. Some people may be visiting, others may be looking for a church home; either way, it’s important to make them feel welcome.

    I am very grateful that you are not as thin-skinned as Thom Ranier professes to be! If you’ve opened yourself up to criticism, at least now your critics will have some questions to ask themselves first. Number 6 is always the most difficult one for me to answer~

  2. Mark Says:

    Teri, I agree that number 6 is the most difficult. It is also important to make people feel welcome. Somehow it has to be done in a way that doesn’t feel like desperation on the part of the church. BTW, it was good seeing you several weeks ago. Greet the Old Man for me.


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