The more I have read the Bible and studied the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination. But over the past few decades our Christianity, at least here in the United States, has become less and less fascinating.
Curator: And the Mad Waters Rise (on Mad Men)
There is already evidence in Mad Men, from some of the plights of other characters, that the writers believe in some form of reconciliation, some redemption. Perhaps Draper too can recover from the fact that possessions and success are ultimately meaningless, and perhaps the hole this has left in him can be filled with something more meaningful, some rock to build on when the waters rise. We’ll have to wait till Season 4 to find out.
Dan Kimball: I Was Wrong About Church Buildings
I have recanted from my earlier belief that buildings drain resources and create consumer Christians. I was wrong. Now I see them as missionary centers to impact lives for the gospel.
Ray Ortlund: Brothers Together in Christ
Three ways to create a church where brothers demonstrate love for one another...
- “Outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12:10)
- “Bear with one another” (Colossians 3:13)
- “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths but only such as is good for building up” (Ephesians 4:29)