Friday, July 10, 2009

Celebrating Calvin's 500th Birthday

500 years ago today, John Calvin was born. If you don't know who he is, just google his name. To celebrate his birthday I was going to list 500 things I appreciate about him... but that would take a long time. So instead, here is a list of 5 :-)

1. I appreciate the Institutes of the Christian Religion. Love him or hate him, Calvin's systematization of theology has had profound influence on every theologian since.

2. I appreciate Calvin's Commentaries. This is a rich set of studies over many (not all) of the books of the Bible. Great devotional material here.

3. I appreciate Calvin's Sermons. Similar to the commentaries, but much more pastoral.

4. I appreciate Calvin's love for Scripture and high view of God.

5. I appreciate how Calvin has discipled me five centuries later.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ministry Question(s) of the Day

1. What attracts young families (families with younger children) to a church?

2. What are families with younger children looking for in a church?

Recanting my previous Facebook declartion

I was not allowed to leave Texas until I promised to have a Facebook account. So, ignore my previous post about not having Facebook.