Monthly Archives: August 2011
Wanted to let all of you know that we have a giveaway going on Twitter today.
The book is Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven, by Rory Noland.
To enter simply tweet your answer to the following question along with the hashtag #WorshipOnEarth : What do you think of when you hear the word “worship”?
Justin Taylor posted recently on The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach. It’s a new resource for preachers, edited by Dr. Bryan Chapell. In it Dr. Chapell has compiled sermons that can be given during the most tragic times - suicide in the community, death of a child, etc. Often times of tragedy come unexpectedly and pastors are expected to have something to preach right away. Thanks to this book you’ll be able to read sermons by Tim Keller, Mike Horton, John Piper, and many others that will help you speak to people the truth of God’s word during terrible times. I interviewed Dr. Chapell about the book here.
Our sample chapter is now up on Scribd. Enjoy:
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I’m looking forward to a webcast Willow Creek Community Church is putting on with John Dickson. It’s a few weeks out right now but I want to mention it to all as soon as I heard about it. It’s called: “If I were God I Would End all the Pain.”
John Dickson recently released Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership
with Zondervan. He’s one of the most profound and impressive scholar/pastor/historian/evangelist writers I’ve ever read, and he’s just as good when he speaks live. Here’s the blurb about the webcast from Willow Creek’s site. You can sign up for the webcast (it’s free and it will be archived online) here.
If I Were God, I Would End All the Pain
with John Dickson
September 21, 2011
11:30 am – 12:30 pm CST
Join John Dickson Wednesday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. (CST) for a discussion on “If I were God, I Would End All the Pain.” Dickson will explore the contrasts between the views of pain and suffering between different world faiths and Christianity.
Read the rest of the post and sign up on Willow Creek’s page.
Here’s John’s video for Humilitas
If you are interested in entering follow this link.
We are quite excited to be able to share this new video from Scot McKnight, in which he discusses the questions that inspired his latest book, The King Jesus Gospel.
If 90% of children who grow up in Evangelical homes accept the Gospel, but only 20% of them are still following Jesus as adults, could their be something wrong with our Gospel?
What if we are preaching a weak Gospel?
What if the Gospel we preach isn’t the Apostolic Gospel, or the Gospel that Jesus preached?
In The King Jesus Gospel, Scot McKnight challenges our assumption about the good news, and suggests that at its core the Gospel is the declaration that Jesus is Messiah and Lord, and that the story of Jesus completes the story of Israel in a way that saves.
RESPONSIBILITIES. We all have them. But we don’t all take them as seriously as we ought to.
Wouldn’t it be great, though, if we all took responsibility for the things we are responsible for? In the 4-part series Taking Responsibility for Your Life, Andy Stanley tells us it’s time to ask ourselves, “Am I REALLY taking responsibility for my life?
You can find a preview below, and order the DVD here.
If you’ve not heard of the “Swindoll’s New Testament Insights” series then I encourage you to check out this video.
The newest volume, Insights on Revelation, just released! I think this volume is pretty timely considering all of the discussion recently about hell and judgment because of Rob Bell’s, Love Wins. (And no, we didn’t plan this. Reference volumes like this take years to write, edit, and publish. When we set the release schedule for the Swindoll series we had no idea there would be so many books about hell and judgment being released at the same time.)
Dangerous churches are churches that are willing to risk everything—comfort, safety, and the security of the familiar—for the sake of the one thing that matters most: reaching out to people who may spend eternity separated from the God who created them. God wants us to live on the edge of our margins, walking by faith and not simply following scripted methods or programmed patterns.
Written by John Bishop, with a foreword by Rick Warren, Dangerous Church takes you back to the Book of Acts and reminds church leaders that the heartbeat of the church is not found in agendas or human plans, but in pursuing the mission of God and reaching out to a lost world.
The tour will run September 12th – 16th, and there is a cap of 100 bloggers.
To sign up you must be willing to post a review on your own blog and a online bookseller of your choice (Amazon, CBD, B&N, etc.) during the week of the tour.
If you are interested in participating you can sign up using
this form. (The blog tour sign up is now closed. Sorry! Check back often for more blog tours and giveaways.)