To Whet Your Appetite: 10/28/11

Every once in a while I will post links to articles or webpages that I find interesting, insightful, or hilarious. No one is paying me to do this but I wouldn’t mind it…sort of kidding.

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Elephant Room 2. If you don’t know, the Elephant Room is the brain child of pastor James MacDonald where a bunch of influential pastors gather around and have straight shooting conversations about different issues facing the church such as multi-site vs. single site churches and whether or not playing “Highway to Hell” is a good way to reach the culture with the Gospel. Today Grace to You, the ministry under John “The Godfather” MacArthur, offered its take on what the Elephant Room is really trying to accomplish. Legitimate or not, I have to admit that the Elephant room is extremely entertaining.

Recently in the New York Times, Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens rebuked evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians for holding to “simplistic theology, cultural isolationism, and stubborn anti-intellectualism.” Tuesday, Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responded to the article in defense of biblical truth.

Multi-site churches are a hot topic in the evangelical world. Many of the largest churches in the nation are multi-site but this does not mean that all are happy about their emergence. Here is a recent panel from Baptist21 discussing the biblical and practical merits of multi-site churches. One of the panelists, James MacDonald (pastor of a multi-site church), wrote a blog post admitting to a couple difficulties with being a multi-site pastor.

By the way, Coldplay just released their new album and in my opinion it is excellent. Here is a review from the crew at Relevant Magazine.


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