Quotes and Videos…

March 8, 2010

Just a couple of great quotes, videos to pass on to you that have stoked my thoughts these last couple whirlwind days.

Genesis 1-3: This N.T. Wright video on Genesis 1-3 was originally spotted at belief.net in a short article by Scott McKnight.  Both are great, but here at least is the video for those who don’t follow the link over:

Facebook: Jonathan Dodson over at Creation Project highlighted research on how the United States is connected through Facebook (pretty map included!) that I thought some of you would find interesting.

Preaching in the Missional Church: Len Hjalmarson over at Nextreformation.com pulled these quotes from a preaching.org article by Erwin Stutzman I found pretty interesting on the subject of preaching in the missional church:

1. “We own our cultural-ness, our own culture.” We join with our secular neighbors in living within the particularities of the American culture.
2. “We have the habit of continuous conversion.”
3. “We are a living demonstration of the gospel.” More than rational proof, secularized people want to see whether it is possible to live by the mandates of Christian discipleship.
4. “We structure our lives around being a sent community instead of a vendor of services.” For many churches, this involves a fundamental shift in identity, pastoral leadership habits, community formation, and orientation to the church’s mission…

Some really good stuff (even if it is hardly functional these days)!


I just listened to a great message from N.T. Wright the bishop of Durham online at Pepperdine University’s website here.  The message, which shares the same title as this post, is part one of a three part lectureship and blew me away!  Right now N.T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope  is sitting on my desk, just itching to be read, and I can’t wait!  Check out his message!  This guy has some very timely things to say to the church at this critical juncture! 


If you like what you hear and really want to go crazy, you can check out the unofficial N.T. Wright page to view, read or listen to any of a number of works by and/or on the man.N.T. Wright

For all of you nit pickers out there, let me also put out this disclaimer: I am still looking in to N.T. Wright and his theology, hermaneutic, etc. so don’t think I’ve bought the N.T. Wright calendar, t-shirt and foam finger just yet.  I’m still learning, and so would love to hear your comments as well. 


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