I’m really enjoying reading John Ortberg’s Who is this Man? I can really recommend it as a go to book for seekers on the person of Jesus.
Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option is gaining considerable attention in the States and I guess Europe would pose an interesting case study because we missed that opportunity or at least didn’t take it. Anyway, I like how Andy Crouch assesses the key points of the book.
Sort of sticking with the theme, Jake Belder has a good post on Alexander Schmemann (who I’d never heard of before) on secularism. “If we are to minister effectively in a secular context, we must first understand secularism.” Which seems reasonable enough.
Sometimes it’s just good to be encouraged by hearing the simple truths again. Jonny Raine on the difference it makes because Jesus is alive…
I reckon guessing number 1 isn’t too hard but such a big drop-off to second place.
This isn’t really new but even so it is sad to see.