This is a great article that basically sums up our team’s strategy for evangelism in Tanzania. The author gives some pretty good arguments for small groups, and also supplies us with a list of core values that should be established early on in any group. A must read for evangelists, missionaries, and church planters — or for those who don’t understand yet exactly what we’re doing in Geita, and want to.
A couple of guys at Harvard have started a series on baptism, which is quite interesting. They’re currently thinking on some early church writings I’ve not seen before now. The link above is to part one, though they’ve completed through part two at this point.
This Jason Boyett guy is just funny, as are some of these statues of Jesus. Skateboarding Jesus reminds me a lot of the Jesus in Dogma… wonder if those two are connected?
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” — Miss Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird
Alvin Reid offers a critique of religion in the south. He suggests we (I’m from Alabama, as is the author) define a good Christian by 1) “going to church,” 2) giving money to the church, and 3) serving in the church. An interesting read for anyone in the south. By the way, my daughter Baylor Adelaide was almost Harper Mae — not only a good southern name, but a throwback to Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird (which happens to be my favorite work of fiction).
David Hosaflook suggests every Christian should be involved in the Great Commission — and then offers how to do so through prayer.