Last night at Element I taught (partly) on killing the idol of convenience and comfort, and after the service we had the fastest tear-down time ever. Every single person pitched in carrying tables and chairs and everything was back in order in a matter of minutes. Element people are awesome. And hilarious.
Here are some quality links to get your week started off right . . .
Bob offers more (good stuff) on practical preaching.
The Jollyblogger on Philippians 4:8 and the Evaluation of Art
My friend Glenn Lucke begins a conversation on recreation and comfort as competition and obstacles for the church.
Preaching to People Who Aren't There (and why it's a good thing)
(HT: Transforming Sermons)
Out of Ur reviews Viola and Barna's Pagan Christianity
CCM pioneer Larry Norman has died. Read the iMonk's tribute.