This blog is the combined effort of four senior pastors of different churches. Their desire is to point you toward living a God-centered, gospel-focused, Christian life.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Cleaning

As I do a little spring cleaning this afternoon, I thought I’d pass on a few links I’d found interesting. These are things I thought I might someday do a blog post on, but at this point…the odds aren't looking too promising. 

So here are some links to three things not interesting (or important) enough to stand on their own but not uninteresting enough for me to just delete.

First, here’s an article on contextualization entitled, “Don’t Throw Out Your Nice Suit Just Yet.” It argues that just because you’re reaching one “demographic slice of the current generation” with trendy (fill-in-the-blank) church trappings, it doesn't mean you’re reaching an entire generation—much less those of other generations.

In an increasingly diverse culture, each decision we make seems to “target” one demographic and “alienate” another. There are important ramifications for gospel ministry as we try to help one strive for a unity that not only goes beyond our shared preferences but demands we die to our insistence church be done our way.

Second, here is a crazy website many of you have probably seen before. If you like graphs, you’ll love this site.

Some of them are not only colorful but enlightening....

Some of them are...well, some of them are about facial hair....

Finally, Song Lyrics in Chart Form also uses graphs, but in a slightly less useful but pretty funny way. 

Here are some examples:

Hope you found that enlightening. Have a great week!