Flotsam and jetsam (12/12)

driving in the snow

Good Reads

  • Greg Peters questions the practice of going “on retreat” to get spiritually renewed: “What if local churches became the real centers of spiritual renewal in the life of the evangelical church? What if retreats were unnecessary because the local church met its member’s spiritual needs by way of daily or, at least, near-daily worship services?”
  • Money Matters: Do I Have to Give? Tim Challis is writing an interesting series answering the questions Do I have to give?, How am I to give?, Where am I to give?, and How much should I give?
  • Jesus Ripped Up Santa’s List: “we like the list. We like the neat and tidy categories that the list offers and the obvious ramifications of our behavior.”
  • Churchill for Pastors: 5 Leadership Lessons: “Pastors can identify with the ups and downs of Churchill’s career. His quips inspire them. And his triumphs and tragedies can even teach us a thing or two (or five) about leadership.”

Other Info

  • If you’re getting tired of fantasy football or fantasy baseball, try Fantasy Curling.

 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 12, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Marc,

    Thanks for the heads-up on the “Brief History of the Apocalypse” website. Through it I found some interesting information about my upcoming birthday that I posted to Facebook. 🙂

    ~Craig

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