Saturday, September 05, 2015

Weekend Roundup: Five Articles and One Podcast

3 Things to Remember before You Criticize Someone's Theology

It’s impossible in a blog post to set forth a comprehensive methodology of critique—if such a thing can even be done. But there are at least three exhortations worth remembering about criticism: (1) understand before you critique; (2) be self-critical in how you critique; (3) consider the alternatives of what you are critiquing. Read more

J.I. Packer: How I Learned to Live Joyfully

A wizened sage named Ecclesiastes tamed my youthful cynicism. Read more

Why Do So Many Walk Away From The Christian Faith? Part 1

I tell our new interns every year to take a good look around because some of them, and the people they will meet, will be here next year and some of them will be gone. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again. How does that happen to people? Why do they come for a while, confess faith in Jesus and then they melt out of the picture? Read more

6 Ways to Improve Your Church Bulletin

Since moving to the US, we’ve been visiting many different churches in our search for a new spiritual home. That was an interesting experience, to say the least, and one that has taught us much about what churches are doing right—and wrong. Read more

The Nerdist’s Guide to Awesome Social Media for Your Church or Organization—An Interview with NewSpring’s Chris Dunagan [Podcast]

Almost everyone has a social media presence these days, but how do you make it awesome? Read more and listen to podcast

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