Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mid-Week Roundup: Twelve Articles and One Free Download

Warfield’s “The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity” Annotated [Free Download]

When I teach a course on the Trinity, I routinely assign this essay, and I’ve even gone so far as to require students to read it twice in the course –because even the best students miss about half of what Warfield’s doing the first time through. He’s famous for being a bit hard-headed, but in this essay (as in several others where he combines biblical studies with dogmatics) he is in fact understated and subtle. Read more

Six Considerations to Move a Staff Member Who Is Not a Fit

But other church leaders have handled these situations with wisdom, grace, and compassion. I have learned much from these leaders. Here are six key lessons they taught me. Read more

Seven Ways to Improve Your Team

Jesus does not mean for his followers to go about their work alone. Read more

Want to Get Stuff Done: Patrol Your Borders

Two areas that I find myself regularly evaluating and attempting to grow in are time management and sermon notes. I written about the latter here but today I’d like to think about the former. Read more

The Evolution of My Sermon Notes

Myself, I have, over the last several years, significantly adjusted the way I prepare and use my notes for preaching. Much like a batter adjusting his swing to gain some advantage, a preacher is always analyzing, evaluating, and tweaking. Read more

Church of England considers Christmas-only parishes

Radical plan to scrap Sunday services in some areas to cope with cost of maintaining historic buildings with dwindling congregations. Read more

Synod Reaffirms Marriage

A capacity-crowd at the Sydney Synod has voted for a re-affirmation of marriage as between a man and a woman and called for all Australian Christians to respectfully engage in the public debate on redefining marriage. Read more

Christianity under global threat due to persecution, says report

Catholic campaign group claims Christians are disappearing from entire regions, notably Middle East and Africa, because of ‘ethnic cleansing.’ Read more

'Convert or die, the caliphate is here': 'ISIS' message to Assyrian Christians in Sweden

Assyrian Christians in Gothenburg have been threatened with messages linked to Islamic State, according to local reports. Read more

Ethiopian village church attacked

A church in a village 130km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has been attacked three times recently by suspected animists angered over their evangelism efforts. Read more

Christian teenager who escaped Boko Haram witnessed beheadings and forced conversions to Islam

A girl kidnapped by Boko Haram escaped by walking seven hours through a forest at night with her mother and five younger brothers. Read more

Churches attacked and one man killed in clashes in Aceh, Indonesia

Two churches have been burned down and at least one person has been killed in clashes in Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday, say officials. Read more

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