Every Monday, I’m going to post links to some thought provoking blogs I’ve read in the past week from people who are trying to follow Jesus. Some posts I agree with; others I don’t. Either way, they stirred my thinking. I hope they’ll do the same for you.
We Have a Statistical Problem and The Shrinking 40% from Leading Smart (Tim Stevens)
An interesting two-part series on what is becoming an increasing problem for the American church. It’s been estimated that 40 percent of people in our culture might go to a traditionally structured church on a Sunday morning. This group is shrinking. That leaves 60 percent or more of people in our culture that will not step foot inside a traditionally structured church–no matter how cool or “relevant” we make it. Combine that with the fact that a great majority of growing churches aren’t growing by people becoming Christians, but people transferring from other churches. I know that more traditionally structured churches will look to do more to reach the sixty percent, but I fear most will simply increase their efforts to attract more people to their Sunday event, which totally misses the point.
When Life Beats You Down from Stream of Thought
Some needed reflections for the tough times of life.
The Wine Jesus Drank from Desiring God
Some cool thoughts stemming from the two kinds of wine offered to Jesus on the cross.
God, Give Me You from Stream of Thought
A good post on moving from asking God for more of what we want to simply wanting more of God.