Weekly Wraps (January 2-8, 2012)
Ed Stetzer on purpose and heaven (research), Collin Hansen on 2011 theology stories, Jason Helopoulos on church planting (actually, planter), and et cetera.
1. Answering Questions People Actually Ask (Ed Stetzer) – Stetzer blogs on a research on purpose and heaven. Interesting!
2. My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2011 (Collin Hansen) – Hansen blogs the top theological stories of the past year. As expected, the Rob Bell mania makes it to the top.
3. So You Want to be a Church Planter? (Jason Helopoulos) – Helopoulos blogs on the attributes a church planter should possess.
4. Top Religion News Stories in 2011 from CT (Ed Stetzer) – Another compilation of the top stories for the past year. This time from Christianity Today.
5. What if? (Jason Helopoulos) – Helopoulos on church planting and laypeople. He asks: “What if individuals and families began to consider moving to a new location so that they could help start or serve in a church plant or young church?” Inspiring!
6. The Mission of the Church (Kevin DeYoung) – DeYoung on James Bannerman’s book about the Church. Indeed, the Church is not a substitute.
7. Christian Hedonist Calvinism (John Piper) – Piper fusing Christian Hedonism and Calvinism. Compelling!
8. When Your Preacher Is Not John Piper (Steve Burchett) – Burchett gives five suggestion to those who aren’t pastored by Piper. This is a helpful post, since I’m a Piper follower.
9. How to Preach Like John Piper Without Sounding Like Him (Eric McKiddie) – McKiddie blogs on what makes Piper’s preaching great: Logos and Pathos. Another helpful post.