This is the day where I sit back and let others write and do the thinking for me. Below are Five articles that have been Flowing through my mind this week. There’s something here for just about anybody (even rednecks).
#1. Thinking Evangelically about Tim Tebow by Jared Wilson
“I fear that the Tebow-mania is just another manifestation of the way evangelicals think cultural cache and celebrity influence is vital to the cause of Christ. When I read the Bible, I see the opposite, actually, how God uses the low, the weak, the despised, the cultural cast-offs to further his kingdom. I am not against Christians in the entertainment or athletic spotlights, of course, but I am against the idolization of these people, which I think much of our fandom becomes.”
What do you think about this? Agree? Disagree? Comment below. . .
#2. Yes, Millenialls, You Need the Local Church by James Dwyer
“Many Millennials fear being “domesticated” by the local church—that being involved will quench any passion for God or put out the flames of faith. For many, it’s not God that is the issue, it’s the Church. The idea of living an adventurous life for God, following where He leads and stepping out in faith is, for many, a juxtaposition of what life in the local church is like. . . Yet the local church holds a key place in the life of any Christian.”
Know any Millenials who need this article? Pass it on!
#3. Falling Asleep While Praying by Adam Ford
Click the link – you’ll be glad you did.
I love this! Not that I have ever fallen asleep while praying, I have just heard of others who struggle. 🙂
#4. Is This Both the Smartest and the Dumbest Generation? by Peter Lawler
“Because they rely so much on screens keeping them connected, they can’t rely on themselves. Because they’re constantly restless or stimulated, they don’t know what it is to enjoy civilized leisure. The best possible punishment for an adolescent today is to make him or her spend an evening alone in his or her room without any screens, devices, or gadgets to divert him or her. It’s amazing the extent to which screens have become multidimensional diversions from what we really know about ourselves.”
Any suggestions for how to stop the madness?
#5. 5 Lessons “Duck Dynasty” Can Teach Your Church by Lauren Hunter
“The entire Duck Dynasty empire all began with one duck call. A solution to one small problem became the jumping off point for a huge brand with a plethora of products.
How has God empowered your church to be creative in the way it reaches into the community and beyond? There might be one small thing your church is really good at, and that might be what God has called it to do. By opening the door to creativity, you never know what might be possible.”
This makes me, “Happy, Happy, Happy.” Can you think of any other lessons the church can learn from the bearded duck men?