I mentioned on Saturday that a pilot friend was taking me to spend some time in his airline’s flight simulator. Suffice it to say that if you ever get on an airliner and see me in the cockpit, I’d recommend you get out while you still can.
(Yesterday on the blog: Speaking with a Pastor in Italy’s Coronavirus “Hot Zone”)
Denny Burk: “If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said ‘no way!’” That seems very quaint now. Could polyamory be the next frontier?
There are many contexts in the world in which teaching children to follow Christ means teaching them not to worship (and/or fear) their ancestors. This article from TGC Africa explains.
You may enjoy this video that explains the rise of the drive-thru. It also explains some more recent innovations and projects what is likely to change in the near future.
If you go away to college, should you join a church there, or should you keep your primary church connection “back home?”
Peter Krol looks to the wider context of Jesus’s words to explain what it means to leave the dead to bury their own dead.
I believe there’s lots of value in studying church history, but hadn’t really considered the value in studying local church history. This article explains why it can be an important pursuit.
To properly forgive those who have sinned against us, it’s important to know what forgiveness is not. Brad Hambrick explains. “It can be helpful to set our mind at ease about a few things related to forgiveness. This reflection is all about, ‘We need to talk about forgiveness, but don’t worry, forgiveness doesn’t mean [blank].’ We are going to talk about five common fears associated with forgiveness that can go in that blank.”
One of the great strengths of Tolkien’s work is its grounding in history. One of the great weaknesses of the contemporary church is its detachment from its own history. Few of today’s Christians have a clear sense of how the church came to be.
Reducing reliance upon the Bible or removing it from a worship service in favor of practical help or biblically inspired principles is a sure sign that you don’t know what a worship service is.—Jared Wilson