this went thru my mind


Chaplaincy: The Rise of the Corporate Chaplain

“Workplace chaplains … can be found at more than 1,000 companies in the U.S. and Canada.”

Church planting: Three Good Reasons to Start a Church by Chad Hall

“Why would we start new churches when so many of our established churches have declining members? … Why should anyone consider planting a church?  Here are three good reasons, followed by three poor reasons.”

Facebook: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting Your Next Facebook Update by J.R. Briggs

“Is this honoring? Am I dishonoring others …?”

Greek: Greek and Hebrew Textual Study Tools Big List by Matt Dabbs

“There are all kinds of great tools on the web for studying the Greek New Testament and the Hebrew and Aramaic Old Testament (the text, textual variants/criticism, etc). I thought it might be nice to start a list of them so that when anyone needs them you can get them all in one spot.”

Idolatry & patriotism: When Does Patriotism Become Idolatrous? by Tim Archer [required reading]

“Countries beg to be worshipped. They couch things in religious terms.”

Twitter: TwitBlock

“Fan or spam? Find out how many of your followers are junk, and block the twerps!”

Women: Junia’s Friends by Scot McKnight

“The women who are mentioned in the New Testament … are often scratches on the surface of a deeper story. Patient reading of such texts often yields considerable information, and I have made the case that there’s much to see in Paul’s mentioning of Junia in Romans 16:7 (see Junia is Not Alone). Two more women, whom I am calling Junia’s friends since they join her in being ignored in Christian churches, are Philippi’s Euodia and Syntyche (Philippians 4:2-3). Here are Paul’s words, and I’ll offer a few brief observations.”

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