Coffee Break

This is my irregular posting of my “surfing” around the net. So grab a coffee, take a break and see what interests you.

Dave Bish has a timely word for those of us who engage in armchair criticism of the mornings sermons. Thanks Dave I need to hear this about once a week…

Bish again on Able to Teach.  Rethinking the qualification for elders in Timothy and Titus. Read it!

Tim Chester has the next instalment on How can we start a church planting movement? Part 3: The Pattern of living is dying

I need to control my future, this makes risk-taking ministry rather difficult.  Tim Chester has a challenging reminder for would be church-planters and other control freaks.

Internet Monk questions the way many young reformed preachers are tackling the Song of Solomon. As one of the books I have considered doing with my students next year – I found this a welcome reminder to let the text speak.

iMonk also has a very helpful interaction with Carson’s Five Trends in the Church

C.J. Mahaney on Os Guinness on Relevance

Philip Jensen responds to Mark Driscoll’s 18 criticisms of Sydney Anglicanism. This is a great example of how to respond to some hard words with both truth and love.  I love Jensen’s call to avoid endless evaluation:

“Those who are defensive will oppose any change. Those who are sycophantic will wait until Mark returns to tell us what to do. We must avoid both errors. If Mark never returns, it will be a shame and our loss. But that is irrelevant to his message, for his challenge to us was to get moving, take initiative, and not to wait around to be told what to do next.”

Scott Thomas at the Acts 29 blog: “Am I a Church Planter?”

Or you can download the MP3 here.

Things are hotting up here in SA ahead of next year’s election. It seems like we will finally have a potentially strong opposition party.  Even Tutu is sick of the infighting and is threatening not to vote.

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~ by John on October 6, 2008.

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