I finished reading They like Jesus, but not the Church by Dan Kimball.
I enjoyed Dan’s take on culture, and cultural exegesis. He does a great job of explaining our current culture and how the church should engage it.
Anyone interested in doing evangelism among the unchurched out to read this book.
I’m now reading “Confessions of a Reformissional Rev” by Mark Driscoll. I listen regularly to sermons from Mars Hill via podcast, and have appreciated his books in the past. It’s lessons learned during the growth years of Mars Hill, and the hard lessons of a church that has grown explosively over the past few years. Some of the sarcasm in the book makes me laugh so hard my neighbors hear me when I’m on the back porch at 6am this time of year.
Some blog entries of note:
The Washington Post writes an article about Golf Ministry (link expired) — intentional outreach to golfers. As a pastor, I could never justify skipping church to play golf. When I did, I always played the best game, but couldn’t tell anybody. . . Actually, a lot of professions use golf to further relational networking and a lot of business progress is made on a golf course. It’s not really outrageous to think that golf can provide a context for conversational evangelism.
The Rambling Prophet points out another poorly worded church sign.