The purpose of all spiritual gifts is to serve others and glorify God.
I've mentioned this book before: Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. I have to say up front that this is one of the best books I've read when it comes to the topic of what a solid church looks like and does. It is a gospel centered discussion of a Christian community/church; it… Continue reading Total Church: Church Planting Resources
Quentin Schultze's Habits of the High-Tech Heart (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002) was a great summer read for me. To summarize, Schultze argues that though all technology isn't bad per se, we have to use it with care so it doesn't end up using us. Most of us in countries with all kinds of electronic technology pouring… Continue reading Christian Virtue and Technology
"If you take the advice of Wisdom and turn away from your pleasure and make yourself content with food and clothing as the Apostle teaches, soon you will find that your love is not impeded by carnal desires that fight against the soul. I think you will not find it a burden to share with… Continue reading Bernard on a Loving Community
What a book! I've not read anything by Eugene Peterson before, and now I wish I would have! I realize I'm an "optimistic" reviewer of books (i.e. I'd rather focus on the strengths of a book than the weaknesses), but seriously, I don't think I'm being overly optimistic here. Even though I'm not a huge… Continue reading Christians in Community