This is the Weekly Recap. Each Saturday I share posts that I found to be worthwhile from other writers. I also post a list of the posts I wrote that week in case you missed anything and wanted to catch up. If you want to be notified when new posts are added to the site, you can follow me on Twitter, like my page on Facebook, or sign up for the mailing list and get them in your email by using the sign up form on the right side of the page.
Posts from other writers
Church Stories: Cursed Creed – David Henson, posted at Rachel Held Evans’ blog
The Nicene Creed is a beautiful statement of faith coming from the early councils of the church. But there is confliction in this beauty.
A Moment of Silence – Adam McHugh, Introverted Church
Adam is ending his blogging career for now, and is walking away from Introverted Church. The site will still be there, but no new content will be posted. He did however, give a farewell and explain why he has made this decision.
Do We Really Need Hell, Part 1 and Part 2 - Zach Hunt, the American Jesus
The common view of the gospel is that Jesus saves us from hell. But Zach argues that we instead need saved from ourselves, and that hell is not needed after all. (He also got a book deal! Congrats again Zach!)
Idol-ology: When our ideas or experiences replace God – Kurt Willems, the Pangea Blog
As one who tends to focus on the intellectual side of faith, I run the risk of turning my faith into an idol. But the same is true for those who emphasize the gut-feeling over the mind.
Stop Teaching the Ethics of Jesus – Peter Rollins
In an interesting piece, Peter suggests that the condemnation for the sins we commit lead us to commit those sins. Thus, if we stop teaching these ethical problems, but rather open up honest community, we will find ourselves healed.
You Can’t and That’s Good – Erik Cooper, Beyond the Risk
We live in an individualistic society, where we all believe we can do it all. But sometimes we can’t do it all, and that’s just fine.
What God Could Say, and What He Doesn’t Say – Caleb McNary
If God were to appear to us today, there are some things we expect God would say to us. But there are other things that God would say instead.
Tweet of the week comes from the band Gungor:
Approximately 70 percent of the Psalms are laments. Approximately 0 percent of the top 150 CCLI songs are laments (songs sung in churches)
My posts this week
Lessons in life we learn from kids
As I was watching a few children playing this weekend at a softball game, I realized that there are some things that kids could teach us about life.
Viewing the church as a family and a house
I tend to view the church as both a family, and as a house. Because of this, I look for certain things and attempt to treat the church in certain ways.
How one song gave me much more to think about
Last Sunday in church we sang a song that for some reason just had my mind reeling about all of the ways this was not a simple song to sing.