It's too late to share ideas for Advent but as my Christmas gift to anyone who will take it (and in hopes of getting some fresh ideas back in the process) here are a few Lenten series I've done in the past.
Is it possible for Faith Alive to make ebook/kindle versions of previously published material? Good resources quickly go out of print and it seems a shame to not be able to access them in any way.
In Scripture, we see YHWH triumphing over pagan gods. Are there any books or articles that compare/contrast the various Greco-Roman gods with the ministry of Jesus?
I was reading through my Christian Reformed Church Order Commentary and ran across something in the section on membership transfers.
I am sure I am not going to ask this correcly, but what are the "liturgical limits" of using the font/waters of baptism in worship times that are not, strictly speaking, baptisms?
Has anyone done this, and what have you found to be your best practices?
Is this something that goes contrary to our theology or is it something that has just not been part of our tradition?
The schedule for Synod 2013 tells us that the Diakonia Remixed report will be discussed on Wednesday evening. Synod will be discussing, among other things, the role of deacons in the broader assemblies of the church.
I think that Paul Hiebert has written on guilt/shame/fear societies.
I would be interested on further reflection as well, on the shift that seems to be going on within Western...posted on: Shame and Honor, Guilt and Righteousness
Here is something that I think would be a great investment for our denomination, a short video walkthrough of our denomination's history and current ministry. Maybe there is one out...posted on: Resources for Inquirers Class?
Does anyone know why this information is no longer published in the yearbook? It would only be an extra ten or twenty pages.posted on: Keeping An Eye On Your CVI
Alex, that's a great question and one that I'm glad you're getting the opportunity to wrestle with. Maybe the first thing that we should look at is defining our terms. What do you mean when...
Gordon is where I got a DMin but they have a lot of offerings. I would check out their Shoemaker Center or talk with Steve Macchia who works at the Pierce Center for Disciple Building.posted on: Ideas for a Pastor's Continuing Education?
I've benefited from what Gordon-Conwell has offered--they have several programs, and it looks like it would not be too far from where you serve.posted on: Ideas for a Pastor's Continuing Education?
I've found it helpful to think of missional as an aspect of one of the attributes of the church spoken of in the Nicene Creed--one, holy, catholic and *apostolic* church, an apostle...posted on: Understanding Our Missional Identity
Keep up the good work. If there has been turnover in youth group leadership lately they may be testing you as to your response. In that case it may not be as much about a...
I've noticed that with all of the discussion around decisions made at Synod 2016, very little was said about the delegation of deacons to Synod, the first time that this has...posted on: How Will Deacon Delegates Change Synod?
I appreciate Mulholland's insight. In a world of "niche" spirituality, he urges us to not only appreciate how God has made us but also how we need to sometimes "play against type" in...posted on: Mulholland, Moses and the Maccabees