Monday-Morning Miscellany


Got about three hours sleep Saturday/Sunday night, so I hit the hay early last night and didn’t post as usual.

* I’ll be starting a loosely-connected series of posts on love in the days ahead. Stay tuned.

* Brad Hightower gets it. 21st Century Revolution is one of the most challenging blogs out there. Check out this post: “The Church or the Kingdom.”

* Mark Lauterbach over at GospelDrivenLife is rapidly becoming my favorite blogger. He dissects the implications for ministering to postmoderns in “The Litmus Test.”

* Confused by all this talk about the Emerging Church? In “Five Streams of the Emerging Church” Scot McKnight will clue you into the diversity of that movement and why blanket definitions (and condemnations) don’t work. On the same topic, a new blog to me, finitum non capax infinit, attempts a different taxonomy in the post “Leonard on Emerging Missional Trajectories.”

* Loads of links on house churches can be found in this post from ReligionLink: “House Churches Gain Ground.”

* Matthew 7:2—”For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.” Looks like the so-called discernment ministries are weighing each other in the scale and finding a lot of want. I won’t link to the debacle, but let’s just say it isn’t pretty. I find it ironic that the call for grace in this comes from the same folks who weren’t willing to give much grace to the ministries they castigated on their site. There’s a right way and a wrong way to address error in the Body of Christ, and you could see the trainwreck coming ten miles away in how these ministries dealt with error. If we judge people guilty by association, everyone winds up guilty in the end. For more, see my post “Who Watches the Watchers?

Advice for today: Lead with love in everything you do, while acknowledging your own penchant for missing the mark.