Five Things Friday – February 21st, 2014

It’s that time again! Here are 5 things I thought were awesome this week.

1. Donut Church

“Our mission at Donut Church is to compromise the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and His holy and most high standard all in the name of reaching people and growing the largest church in town.  To do this we are thoroughly committed to quenching the Holy Spirit, attending the latest church growth seminar, and polling people who are totally uninterested in God or unqualified to lead a church.  With the Holy Spirit officially out of the way, we will have no other choice but to use this polling data to adjust our church polity, our church services, and even our church doctrine to accommodate the seeker and casual church attender.  In the end, this formula will be successful in accomplishing a threefold phenomenon.  We will simultaneously be the largest, the wealthiest, and yet the most lukewarm church in every town we affect.  We will look to our numbers and our wealth and call it revival.  The remnant church will look to the dangerous tepidness of our members and call it the great falling away.”

It’s satire, people.

2. Spider-dad

3. Soldier receives this deployment letter from a kid on Valentine’s Day

4. 5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety

My buddy Brandon Peach wrote this great piece. I think it’s something we need to continue to talk about. 

It’s not a character defect, a spiritual disorder or an emotional dysfunction. And chief of all, it’s not a choice. Asking someone to “try” not being depressed is tantamount to asking someone who’s been shot to try and stop bleeding. Such an attitude can dangerously appear in the Church as, “if only you had enough faith.”

5. Mary the True Woman and Mother of Life

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One thought on “Five Things Friday – February 21st, 2014

  1. great 5 things! Re “Donut Church”, in my church (and many like it), the Sunday experience is carefully/prayerfully designed to draw in the un-churched through the skillful use of high-tech video/media, relevant teaching, non-threatening environment and amazing worship. But all that is for naught if we aren’t responding to the leading of the Spirit while also preaching of the Gospel, developing fully-devoted followers growing in Christian maturity, and modeling Christ in our day-to-day lives by walking in love (for God and for others). Passion for God + authenticity = impact!

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