Weekly Wraps (January 30-February 5, 2012)

Ed Stetzer on relating with unorthodox people, Joe Carter on Neo-Calvinist and Neocalvinist, Dennis Morris on dating and age, and et cetera.

1. On Heretics and Helpfulness: Relating to Those Outside of Orthodoxy (Ed Stetzer) – Stetzer on relating with unorthodox people.

2. What’s the Difference? – Neo-Calvinist vs. Neocalvinist (Joe Carter) – Carter explains the differences of the two terms.

3. Does Age Matter? (Denise Morris) – Morris on the age gap between couples. She writes: “I know friends who would still be single if they hadn’t been open to the idea of dating someone older or younger.”

4. Monday Is for Missiology: Three Important Church Trends and the Elephant in the Church (Ed Stetzer) – Stetzer on decline, dropout, and discipleship.

5. When a Small Church Staff Is Better (Craig Groeschel) – Groeschel answers the question on church staff size.

6. The Nature of Waiting (Anna Blankenship) – Blankenship on waiting and serving.

7. Numbers in the Church: Is Bigger Badder or Better? (Kevin DeYoung) – DeYoung on church size.

8. The Elephant in the Room (Voddie Baucham) – Baucham on the Elephant Room 2 (ER2), James MacDonald, and T.D. Jakes.

9. TGC Asks: How Do You Preach a ‘One Time’ Sermon? (Ed Stetzer via John Starke) – Stetzer counsels on preaching a “one time” sermon.

10. Seven Thoughts on the Elephant Room and T.D. Jakes (Kevin DeYoung) – DeYoung on ER2 and Jakes. He questions why Jakes’ prosperity theology wasn’t challenged.

11. Tim Tebow Cancels Speech at Event Organized by Prosperity Gospel Preacher (Joe Carter) – Carter on Tebow’s refusal to speak for a prosperity event. I admire Tebow for his courage to stand up for his beliefs.

12. Four Practical Reasons for Small Groups (Rick Warren) – Warren on small groups.

13. Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales – I’m starting to like Jefferson Bethke and spoken word.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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