Scum of the Earth Church

What’s In A Name? Here’s an original name for a church: Scum of the Earth Church. “It doesn’t sound like a church name … on purpose. We really want to connect with people who have no interest in “church” by society’s definition. There are plenty of churches for “normal people” and we think we have a unique calling to reach out to our otherwise unreached friends. Our name is integral to that process. Whether outcast by society (e.g., punks, skaters, …

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Meet Maryanne

My oldest little sister. You may already have met my sister Susanna from the time or two I’ve linked to her blog. Today she is writing about Maryanne (who was born three(ish) years after me and three(ish) years before Susanna). You can read about her here.

How to Play Outdoors

Have children forgotten? An excellent commentary by Al Mohler. Read it here. “Author Richard Louv believes that America’s children are now suffering from a syndrome he identifies as “nature-deficit disorder.” In his new book, Last Child in the Woods, Louv suggests that the current generation of American children knows the Discovery Channel better than their own backyards–and that this loss of contact with nature leads to impoverished lives and stunted imagination.”

Searching For The Spiritual

Newsweek article. On Sunday I wrote about a Newsweek article about spirituality in America. Ingrid Schlueter and Albert Mohler have written about it too. EDIT – Kaleobill chimes in as well.

A New Slice…

…of Laodicea Ingrid has re-launched her web site, now at The design was done by yours truly, and I’m absolutely thrilled with how it came out.

Aileen’s Auctions

CD Racks and more… Aileen has a little eBay business going where she sells new CD Racks, DVD Racks, and so on. She has some pretty amazing products. If you’re in the market for some storage, why not check it out.

Solo Femininity

By Carolyn McCulley Carolyn McCulley, of Sovereign Grace Ministries, has a blog. I’m not sure why I didn’t realize this sooner. The ladies may want to bookmark this one. You can find her at Solo Femininity.

The Gospel According to Rick Warren

By Gary Gilley. Gary Gilley has written a fantastic article for the latest Think on These Things newsletter. Entitled “The Gospel According to Rick Warren” it points out some of the inconsistencies with Warren’s ministry. The article is an excerpt from the revised edition of Gilley’s excellent little book, This Little Church Went To Market. You can read the article here.

Basic Doctrine Quiz

Courtesy White Horse Inn. White Horse Inn has a basic doctrine quiz you may enjoy. I’m proud to say that I got a perfect score on it (it is, after all, basic). You can try it out here. Here are some sample questions: 1. Jesus was God, but only appeared to be human. 2. Jesus was the first of all God’s created beings. 3. Jesus had a human body and divine soul.