With the weekend (and Autumn) upon us, I thought I would share with you some of the online reading that has been getting my attention these days. Feel free to add what has caught yours in the comment section:
- Top honour this week goes to Rachel Held Evans and Justin Lee (director of the Gay Christian Network). Rachel has been doing an amazing series, called “Ask a…”, in which she invites readers to engage with people who believe differently (i.e. Calvinist, Athiest, Mennonite, etc.). The most recent was “Ask a Gay Christian”, in which Justin is gracious, honest, articulate and very, very helpful.
- When Mike Breen post his “Why the Missional Movement Will Fail” (Part 1, Part 2), I was frustrated by how I felt he had missed the point. I was writing a response when I found this one by JR Rozko, which says it well enough for both of us.
- You have probably already heard that Rob Bell is leaving Mars Hill for other ministry activity. While I am interested to see where he goes, I must admit that I am more excited to see how Shane Hipps does taking on more leadership at the church. Way to go, Shane!
- Finally, I would like to highlight to authors/bloggers who I enjoy a great deal. Since picking up his book “Third Way Allegiance: Christian Witness in the Shadow of Religious Empire”, I’ve been following Tripp York’s blog, “The Amish Jihadist” with great interest. I’ve also made a good friend with Franciscan, Brother Dan Horan, OFM, author blog and book, “Dating God”. Check out Dan’s podcast too.