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Wreck the Roof
Roof-tile Syndrome is when we are so caught up in the preaching of Jesus, we turn our backs to the needs of those still outside the building. It's when we're more upset when stuff gets broken than excited when the broken are mended. It's when the church exists for itself; to hell with the rest of you.
Have no doubt about it: getting others to Jesus requires that we break some things. It may mean we have to break our comfortable routines, or break up our cliques, or break our Common Ground table into two. It may mean that we have to cheerfully break our habit of claiming that choice aisle seat! It may mean we have to break our preferences for what we think "ought" to happen in a worship service.
I'm struck by that line in the story: "When Jesus saw their faith" he healed their friend. Remarkable! I wonder what kind of faith Jesus sees in us during this Connection Campaign. I want it to be the kind of faith that sets everything aside to get people to Jesus!
Help Us Welcome New Guests! On Connection Sunday, October 14, we need greeters, parking lot attendants, and follow-up visitors. See Herb's article and contact him right away!
In the WSJ, Naomi Schaefer Riley discusses the issue of Christians dating outside the fold.
Emmy award winner Angela Kinsey (The Office).... Baylor grad.
Being a Christian turns you into a wimp on the team? Not so, say this writer.
You and your kid can build it, too! The Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project.
Lifehacker has a list of web tools for students. Especially check out: Book Finder, XDrive, Ottobib, and Google Docs.
Ever heard of measuring by the gou, the mickey, and the smoot? Obscure units of measure.
Creationism v. Evolution: the danger of misplaced dogmatism.
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