Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Notable Clicks: Life Stages in the Church, All are Welcome, and New Books

First up, C Micheal Patton has written an interesting piece on the development of the church through out history. I've always found it interesting how things have developed. So often people what to try and "get back" to what the church was supposed to be, The church of Acts. In reality the church has grown in its understanding, progressing forward. Our articulation of foundational doctrines has improved over time. I've included his chart, click to enlarge.

“LIFE STAGES IN THE CHURCH”: A BRIEF PHILOSOPHY OF CHURCH HISTORY




Next, we have an article by Erik Raymond, about who is actually welcome in the church according to scripture. He looks through the cliche to the truth.

Is Everyone *Really* Welcome at your Church?


Whole Bible Story, The: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English    The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion

Publishers are really pushing their books here late. I've been getting lots of free books in the mail. Right now I'm reading "The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English" by Dr. William H. Marty. Should be posting a review shortly. 

Today I found "The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion" by Tim Challies, in my box. I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Looking forward to starting it.

          
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