Around the Interweb (08/08)

The Awesomeness Driven Church

Jared Wilson offers the following heart check:

It is widely repeated that a Korean pastor once visited the United States and remarked at the end of his stay, “It’s amazing what you people can do without the Holy Spirit.”

Yesterday I watched a video of a motocross bike jumping over a pastor on stage. Now, I’m not saying that church or its pastor don’t have the Holy Spirit, but I am saying that setting up a dirtbike track in your sanctuary is profoundly stupid.

What is profoundly stupid is the sheer amount of innovation, creativity, energy, ambition, and astounding levels of human wherewithal that go into crafting the most amazing worship experiences Americans have ever seen inside churches where the gospel isn’t preached. I can say this because there’s only one thing we hold that the New Testament calls “power,” and that’s the gospel.

Read the rest at Jared’s blog.

In Other News

Funny: Help Lord–The Devil Wants Me Fat!

Theology: Read the preface to Andy Naselli’s new book, Let Go and Let God? A Survey and Analysis of Keswick Theology

Men being Men: What I Didn’t Learn About Manhood from Esquire

In Case You Missed It

Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:

Some thoughts on being evangelistically challenged

My review of Dave Harvey’s new book, Rescuing Ambition

Matt Chandler: Because God is Good

Mark Driscoll: Stop Chasing Mountaintop Experiences – Read Your Bible Instead

Think About What You’re Reading

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