Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
O Come O Come Emmanuel, Sufjan Stevens
Joseph's Lullaby, MercyMe
Winter Snow, Audrey Assad & Chris Tomlin
Last night I arrived around 5:00, armed with my Bible, notebook, laptop, some books, some leftover Chinese food, and some coffee. My goal was to come away with a week by week outline of the series. Last night I read through Luke again, and jotted down more notes. This morning I began the process of compiling those notes. I am thankful that as I prepare to leave this morning, I have an outline of 21 sermons.
The theme for this study is "Christianity: Religion or Revolution?" Jake Fasano has once again designed a visual for us to use.
The series begins next Sunday and will run a few weeks past Easter. I'll continue to post on the study as we go along, but here are some of the resources I'm using.
- The Prodigal God, Tim Keller
- Luke for Everyone, NT Wright
- Jesus in the Margins, Rick McKinley
- This Beautiful Mess, Rick McKinley
- The Myth of a Christian Religion, Greg Boyd
- Money, Possessions & Eternity, Randy Alcorn
- The Politics of Jesus, John Yoder
- ReJesus, Michael Frost & Allen Hirsch
- The Barbarian Way, Erwin McManus
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV) You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV) Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 (ESV) For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
Proverbs 6:10-11 (ESV) A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.Proverbs 20:4 (NLT) Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
Exodus 20:8-11 (NIV) "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
- Working hard is good.
- Being lazy is bad
- Putting work ahead of everything else in your life will destroy your soul. Learn to Sabbath well.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wondering about Google Wave? Here's Lifehack's first look and best uses, as well as The Complete Guide to Google Wave.
The trailer for my friend Joe's new movie Hitting the Nuts is live.
Five tips for utilizing RSS feeds. I use Google Reader for this task and love it.
Ten ways to cut your energy bills this winter...and not freeze
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
150 of Tim Keller's sermons available for free
Summaries from some of the talks at Catalyst this year
Free ebook on discipleship from Winfield Bevins. I'm printing it out right now and am looking forward to reading it.
Videos from The Nines
Video/audio from the Lead09 Conference featuring Tim Chester and Jonathan Dodson