Musings on church:
Tell me something... what if we've got it all wrong? The church thing I mean...
What if church is not supposed to be about "worship"? What then?
What if music is supposed to play a minor role and not a major one (excuse the pun).
What if God doesn't care for self-focussed, romantic lyrics sung to boomer, 1980s, soft pop music...
What if church is supposed to be less about music, monologue, lecture-style teaching in theatre style auditoriums and more about living life with people who share the same questions, struggles, joys and challenges that I do?...
Do read the whole thing—thoughtfully and prayerfully (HT: The Heresy)
Some good thoughts on intercessory prayer by Ted Gossard:
Probably the most important aspect of intercessory prayer is to know that our Lord Jesus is interceding for us. And our intercessions are taken up into his perfect intercession. Because of that, we're encouraged to keep praying our often poor prayers, and those prayers are turned into something very good in God's will.
A new blog, by a cousin in Kentucky. I like his first post:
I must warn you I am controversial. I have an axe to grind with the Church in America. I may have one to grind with the world, but I only know the actions of American Christians. What makes me controversial may ask? I believe strongly in orthodoxy, and that orthodoxy leads to orthopraxy. From "right" belief to "right" action. My theology is experiential; I believe followers of Jesus Christ should read and experience what the Bible says. But I am most controversial because of my beliefs about sexual brokenness.
Read the rest. It's definitely going to be a blog to watch.
A less than favorable review of Pagan Christianity. He raised legitimate complaints, but glosses over legitimate points by Viola. I must admit, I was disappointed in what I have read of the book so far (some day I have got to update my sidebar!).
Finally, you need to check out the 2 posts at GoingtoSeminary.com today.