Preaching in a T.G.I.F. World

TGIF! We live in a TGIF world – what Leonard Sweet calls the “Twitter” – “Google” – “Instagram” – “Facebook” world. People do not only consume these forms of social media (the Google empire really is a form of social media), people are altered by these forms of media, and this alteration affects peoples habitsContinue reading “Preaching in a T.G.I.F. World”

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Book Giveaway! J.D. Greear’s “Jesus Continued…”

Thanks to the nice folks over at Zondervan I have a copy of Jesus Continued: Why the Spirit Inside of You is Better than Jesus Beside You. Instead of letting the extra copy collect dust on my bookshelf I figured it would be better served in the hands of one lucky winner. So, we areContinue reading “Book Giveaway! J.D. Greear’s “Jesus Continued…””

Book Giveaway – Strange Glory by Charles Marsh

Last week I wrote a review of Charles Marsh’s “Strange Glory.” This is an excellent and highly entertaining biography. It is very well written; at times it felt as though I were reading a novel, not a historical biography. But more importantly than that it is comprehensive, it goes beyond merely reporting the standard story,Continue reading “Book Giveaway – Strange Glory by Charles Marsh”

Best Valentine’s Day Tweets

I love valentines day! Not because I love the holiday itself, but because it generated some really good tweets. Two of the best Valentine’s day hashtags were #ActivistPickupLines and #AcademicValetines.  Now that V-Day is officailly over here are some of the best tweets from those two hashtags. Activist Pickup Lines I’d invite you over toContinue reading “Best Valentine’s Day Tweets”

Why Christmas Needs Fog and Lasers – Or Some Implications of the Incarnation

I normally don’t do this sort of thing, but I know I just had to say something. The truth is, I’m not big on twitter feuds, blog feuds, family feuds, or the medieval feudal system, but when something says something that I feel has the potential to undercut an important element of our faith, IContinue reading “Why Christmas Needs Fog and Lasers – Or Some Implications of the Incarnation”