Ben Witherington on Women in Ministry

Dr. Ben Witherington, well-respected New Testament scholar provides a nice, short critique of the common arguments against women in ministry in a post entitled “Why Arguments Against Women in Ministry are Unbiblical”. What are your thoughts on this issue?  What do you think of Dr. Witherington’s treatment of the debated biblical texts?

Generation M Manifesto (or “Hindsight is 20/20”)

    I found this post at Jesus Creed — originally from Umair Haque at Harvard Business Publishing.  No parent likes it when their idealistic college-aged kid comes home for Christmas and begins criticizing the ways of the older generation.  This post sounds like just such a rant. Some strong points made here, and one…

Fusion Fall Retreat

I spent the weekend with 400+ senior high teens at Trout Lake Camp’s fall “Break-away” retreat.  The weekend featured energetic worship led by the talented and fun Bensonwells and animated speaker Ketric Newell.  Most excitingly, I saw students ministered to and challenged to be a generation that rises up and takes the baton and lives all…

ALARM CLOCK 8: The Smell of Coffee in the Morning

“The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.”  Who can forget this classic coffee jingle?  Before there was a Starbucks on every corner, there was Folgers.  I can still picture the fake smiles of the actors in the ads as they enjoy their first sip of the morning.  For many, coffee is the best part of waking up.   For…

Are you stressed out?

STRESS: We all experience it.  Here is an easy test to determine your current stress level.   I am not sure exactly how this works, but this is amazingly accurate. The picture below has two identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at the Mayo Clinic and later…

Skateboarding with Jesus

I love this kind of thing.  Check out this moving story on VIDEO.  Who’s hanging out in your church parking lot?  And a bonus video below that I found beautiful — even though I’ve never stepped foot on a skateboard.  God bless the skateboarders!  If Jesus came back today, I think he might be found hanging…

ALARM CLOCK 7: Ugh! Morning People!

Once we awaken to face God’s glorious New Day, another question naturally arises: How should Christ-followers approach the all-important task of waking others?  What kind of alarm clocks should we be? Most morning people I have met take great pride in this particular quality.   They even have signature phrases to promote this special trait. …

Teenagers & Money

Many families have been blessed by the common sense, biblical approach to money management taught by Dave Ramsey. Financial Peace University is bringing hope to those drowning in financial debt and providing a way forward toward a debt-free lifestyle and wise stewardship of our money. But what if we could help young people avoid the…