Flotsam and jetsam (6/26)

  • ERB offers its picks for Top 10 Books of the First Half of the Year. And Patheos has asked several professors and authors to list the books that have changed their life. (HT Parchment and Pen)
  • Richard Beck asks if there’s a difference between “conversation” and “discussion.” Specifically, he’s questioning whether you should call it a conversation if you have no intention of changing your position.
  • Liberty University has released a statement summarizing its conclusions regarding the Ergun Caner affair. Apparently they’ve determined that they he did make “factual statements that are self-contradictory.” In other words, it sounds like they’re saying that they don’t think he lied, but they do think he was pretty careless with the truth. So, they’ve demoted him, but he will stay on as a professor
  • Phil Sumpter is continuing his discussion of biblical scholarship by offering a exegesis of the plague narratives as an example of how faith and scholarship might be held together.
  • What do you think the following claim: “Among the healthy and growing churches in America today, they have already gone multi-site, are planning on going multi-site or are thinking about it, said a church strategist”? It would seem that the converse would imply that if you’re not multi-site and not thinking about it, you are clearly a growing and healthy church. If you thought otherwise, then I’m sorry to disillusion you.
  • And, in a startling discovery, it has now been confirmed that the iPhone 4 will shatter if you drop it…into a blender.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on June 26, 2010, in Misc and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The claim about multi-site is borderline moronic. It might be salvaged if there were any definition of “health” and “growth.” Well, for that matter “multi-site,” too. Some PCA churches in the Pac-NW have used it as a stage in church planting, e.g. a second site is hosted by the mother church, with the goal of the second site eventually having its own pastor and elders.

    Q: Who talks about “cell churches” anymore? Remember those?:-)

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