Tim Challies reviews the book Son of Hamas.
How often do I demand and critique because others do not measure up to my expectations and, of course, my “superior” gifting? Am I aware that people are limited, as limited as I am? Peter Drucker has a quote I live by. In his massive book on Management, he notes, “people are weak, some of us are pitifully weak.”
More from Lauterbach:
How easy it is to think of the people I serve as obstacles to what God wants to do — and to treat them with disrespect. They are not obstacles. They are God’s redeemed people, my brothers and sisters, as slow to change as I am. Does God drive his sheep — does God use a cattle prod? I wanted to serve them as my Savior served me — with respect for their persons.
Nick Charalambous, former internet campus pastor at NewSpring Church:
My contention is simply this: The web church doesn’t solve any problems that Jesus hasn’t prepared and equipped the church to handle in the past, the present, or the future by physical means. In fact, the Web church may, in time, cause problems for the larger church that are harder to fix than the original problem of the declining evangelistic power of our physical church communities.
Mockingbird blog looks at Christoph Blumhardt’s Lutheran/charismatic theology of the cross, and on a Lutheran view of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
Seven counterfeit gospels, from Paul Tripp and Tim Lane (taken from their book How People Change, listed on Tullian Tchividjian’s blog) (HT: Justin Buzzard)
The Eremos blog looks at Eugene Peterson’s Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places.
Tim Chester reviews Frost and Hirsch’s ReJesus.