Flotsam and jetsam (12/2)

Good Reads

  • How to Shrink Your Church. Some powerful thoughts on how sentimentalism and pragmatism are destroying the church:  “The church’s job is not to grow — not even to survive. The church’s job is to die — continually — on behalf of the world, believing that with every death there is a resurrection. God’s part is to grow whatever God wishes to grow. Growing a church isn’t hard … being faithful as the church, that’s a different story.”
  • Why I’m Okay with Church Failure. Good thoughts from Mary DeMuth critiquing the commonly accepted formula: “the simple formula is this: God leads + We obey = Outward success.”

Other Info

  •  Deals of the Day: John Byron is giving away books by Ben Witherington, David DeSilva, and N.T. Wright.

 Just for Fun     

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 December 2, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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