Thursday, November 19, 2015

Evangelicals, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses on Church Involvement


Reviews
A History of Faith and Flatulence
Terry Lindvall leads a tour of irreverent poems, bathroom jokes, and other running gags of religious satire.
Wesley Hill
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you know nothing unites your friends (aside from political debate and celebrity gossip) like a juicy link from The Onion, America's most popular satirical news site. Because I have so many Christian friends, Onion articles that touch on religious themes tend to garner the most "likes" in my feed. A couple of years ago, when a story appeared with the headline "Christ Reluctantly Enters Area Man's Heart," it dominated... continue reading >>


News
Evangelicals Lag Behind Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses on Church Involvement
Pew ranks 22 denominations by attendance and membership.
 
Her.meneutics
Why It's So Hard to Resist Grieving on Social Media
We'd rather care imperfectly than appear like we don't care at all.
 
Reviews
My Top 5 Works of Religious Satire
From Screwtape to Swift, Terry Lindvall recommends books that tickle the funny bone—and prick the conscience.
 
The Exchange
Border Crossing: Lessons in Generosity from the Believing Poor
How can your family, and your church, be more generous this holiday season?
 
The Exchange
Announcing the 2016 GC2 Summit: The Global Refugee Crisis and the Christian Response
Since refugees are being treated like the new Ebola, how do we respond carefully and calmly?
 
Views
A Church Welcome for the Tired, the Poor
How the refugee crisis makes for a beautiful gospel witness.
 
Her.meneutics
What Refugees in Your Neighborhood Need from You
The mission field is arriving in the United States.
 
The Exchange
20 Truths from Defying Normal by Skip Heitzig
What does it look like to "defy normal" and live for Jesus? Good words from Skip Heitzig.
 
News
Christians Debate State Bans on Syrian Refugees after Paris Attacks
World Relief disagrees with half of US governors and Franklin Graham.

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