New feature of Covenant of Love: Once a week (probably on Tuesdays) I will highlight great posts I read from blogs I follow (via reader). Why should I harbour these great articles (and bloggers) to myself? Why not share the blessings, wisdom and insights they have given me with you!
From my Reader then…
From: In Light of the Gospel
“The big discussion taking place everywhere, or so it seems, concerns the Super Bowl commercial that will feature Tim Tebow, the Heisman trophy winning quarterback who just finished his final year with the Florida Gators, and his mother, Pam Tebow. Although the actual ad has not been released, reports explain that Pam Tebow will describe how she was advised to have an abortion in 1987, but she chose to give birth, and that baby boy was Tim Tebow.”
From: We Are the Stories
After reading Stuff Christians Like today, I realized that I both love and hate Christian bumper stickers. I am quite fond of humorous, self-deprecating Christian bumper stickers, and I loathe those that attempt to wield faith or truth like a weapon (e.g. “If you don’t believe in God, you’d better be right…”) as well as those whose attempts at cultural relevance or humor are simultaneously laughable and sad (e.g. “Want to get high? Try God!” or “America needs a faith lift!”).
Here are some of my favorites from the post and the subsequent comments:
• “In case of Rapture, the eschatological views of this driver will change”
• … Read More of Eric’s Musings
One of the most miserable counsel to receive in times of great difficulty is the counsel that offers a few nuggets of scripture in a cold, meaningless way. When we think problems are reduced to simple bumper sticker solutions (even if quoting a ‘portion’ of truth) we are not going to do anyone any favors
From: Tim Stafford’s Blog
Just a note to say that I am in Haiti and seeing a lot. Everybody in the country is sleeping out in the open, including me. The destruction is incredible, as though a mob of giants had been dancing a jig over the city crushing everything underfoot. Right now I am trying to figure out how to get out! I’ve done lots of good interviews and seen plenty. Getting transport out is pretty difficult but I’m working at it!
From: Out of Ur
1. Multi-site churches. According to the book Multi-Site Roadtrip, an estimated 2,000 churches in America use the multi-site model. Travis: “If you’re a large church, you’re thinking multi-site.”
2. Social media. According to the Pew Research Center, 85 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking at least once a week. Senior pastors under 40 who are leading large churches all use social media. Travis: “This is a radical shift in how we understand leadership. Fifteen years ago, pastors were wondering how they could be less accessible. Today, younger pastors want more access.”
I hope you find these posts as informative and useful as I did.