quote: The Real Mary

Chris Leo has this good quote from Scot McKnight’s just released The Real Mary: “…Why write a book about Mary? Because the real Mary always leads us to Jesus. When we discover the real Mary, the one who lived in first-century Galilee with Joseph, who I believe nurtured other children, and who struggled at times[…]

The Office…

Okay, I admit it. As a big fan of the British TV series The Office, I was at first uninterested (and frankly a bit dumbfounded) by the idea of them making an American version of the show. And when I watched the first couple of episodes of the american series, based as they were on[…]

Oh, Ernest…

You are simply going to have to take my word for this… No- this is not a joke. This is real. Actual footage from Ernest Angley’s pioneering TV Evangelist show. Now you know where Robin Williams got it…

The Passion of Rocky…

The whole marketing movies to churches/Christians thing is only going to be picking up steam. It’s nice to have people paying attention to you, but still… The latest entry? Rocky Balboa No… seriously! “Welcome to RockyResources.com This site is designed to provide useful tools to learn about Rocky Balboa, the final round in the award-winning[…]

The other side of the community thing…

While it is a choice for every individual whether to engage or remain on the fringes of community, that’s not to say the community itself doesn’t play a role. And while (many) people in the mega church environment may know instinctively that finding community in a large setting like that is their responsibility (see yesterday’s[…]

The Real Mary…

Just in time for Advent comes Scot McKnight’s The Real Mary… From the Amazon page: From Publishers Weekly: In this slim, engaging volume, McKnight (Protestant author of The Jesus Creed) makes the case that the real Mary of the Bible has been hijacked by theological controversies. He begins by noting that Mary has been seen[…]

Community lessons from the megachurch…

I’ve been thinking a bit about the whole community thing recently, mulling over some thoughts about the need for intentionality and how we communicate that to people… And I’ve realized that community is one area where the mega church may have it over the micro church. Whaaaat? No really… stick with me here… I wish[…]

advent 1…

We often think that the result of not listening when God speaks to us is that God will stop speaking. Luke 1 tells us just the opposite: When we fail to hear God and listen to what He says to us, it’s we who lose the ability to speak. This is especially relevant for communities[…]