December 1, 2010
Url's Links of the Week
A cornucopia of articles, videos, and blogs for Urbanites to consume.
Urbanities, this is your leader. Below are videos, articles, and blog posts you should be reading this week. Live long and proselytize.
That is all,
Should pastors give financial advice?
Bishop J.D. Jakes and Dr. DeForest B. Soaries were interviewed by CNN's Solidad O'Brien recently about that questions.
"Youth groups destroy children's lives."
So says David Fitch. Read his post on how youth ministry undercuts community and appeals to teens' worst desires.
Should your church have an artist-in-residence?
The Line, an Acts 29 church plant in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, has one. Read what happens when the arts are integrated into church planting at The Gospel Coalition's page.
Was the Cape Town 2010 congress too American?
Rene Padilla blogs about the blessings and shortcomings of the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization from a non-American point of view. It may help uncover some of your own biases.
"12 Days of Christmas" items cost $100k
Want to buy everything listed in the 12 days of Christmas song? Be prepared to ask your elder board for a raise.
A 4-Year Preaching Curriculum
Brian McLaren says we should be thinking about preaching the way educators think about curriculum planning. Put aside your beefs with his theology and watch this video:
The 10 Worst Christian Media Hacks
Do you love Jesus? Do you love politics? Do you hate when they're mixed together with soundbites and shallow partisan spin? Read this from David Sessions.
Bigger, better "Left Behind" film remake
Yes, it's true...your dispensational dreams of being enraptured by the rapture on the big screen will finally be fulfilled. Now if they can just get Kirk Cameron to return...