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Recommended Reading: January 30-February 5

If you read one article this weekend, look at Tradition’s Future by Mark Movsesian.

For those of you with additional reading time this winter weekend, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the internet over the past couple of weeks. 169 more words

Theology

One loose thread

To many of our friends right now, my family seems to represent that “one loose thread” that most American Christians are petrified to pull on because, the big fear is, everything will unravel after that. 1,463 more words

The Emerging Neighborhoods

Well worth the read, UMC Bishop Ken Carter writes an article making the point that neighborhoods are no longer what they used to be. It is rare that people gather in their geographical neighborhood as their source of community. 269 more words

Church In Transition

Helping the Donald Find the Collection Plate

Every religious action of Donald Trump is being scrutinzed to see if he might actually be a Christian as he claims to be. Yesterday we caught the Donald confusing the communion plate for the offering plate and should actually be praising him for his willingness to give. 342 more words

Practical Theology

"Dear (evangelical) John,"

Dear (evangelical) John,

I think it’s time for us to move on. I know we had some good times together, but it is just so disappointing that our friendship was… 640 more words

Recommended Reading: January 16-22

If you read one article this week, look at “Remembrance of Death” Can Overcome “Death Obsession” by Wesley Smith.

For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections from around the blogging world. 180 more words

Theology

Survey question

I know that a number of people have posted links to sources critical of Doug Wilson’s recent actions, or expressed critique themselves, and subsequently been contacted by CREC pastors, elders and their family members with various injunctions against posting/saying such things. 215 more words

American Christianity