...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
April 5, 2005 Lots of News on the Pope
EvangeCube Helps Carry Reconciling Gospel Message
The churches in Rwanda caught the vision quickly, Sheets adds. The goals of GMF and EvangeCube for East Africa this year include planting 50 new churches, equipping 40,800 East Africans with EvangeCubes, and facilitating four million gospel presentations. Apparently there is an original and a newer model. Here is the flash demo.
With so much on CNN over the past week about Terry Schiavo, Jerry Falwell and the Pope, i don't have much to say on them. But here's the CT weblog on all of the above.
The latest study by The Barna Group identifies a growing trend for spiritual Americans to exercise their faith in places other than church, and George Barna said it would not be surprising if a larger portion of the born-again population shifts "from the 'churched' to 'unchurched' column of the ledger over the next 10 years." Barna found that one out of five unchurched people read the Bible in a typical week, six out of 10 pray to God each week, and 5 percent have shared their faith in Jesus Christ with people who are not professing Christians during the past year. Also, nearly 1 million unchurched adults tithe their income, though the money typically goes to a variety of parachurch ministries rather than a local church. During a typical month, six out of 10 unchurched adults worship God in a place other than a church service, Barna said. Three out of 10 study the Bible and one out of seven have times of prayer and Bible reading with family members. Four out of 10 seek Christian enrichment through television, radio, magazines or faith-based websites, and one-fourth of unchurched adults claim to have conversations with one or more friends who hold them accountable for carrying out their faith principles. Overall, Barna concluded that one in three American adults are unchurched.
Announcing...Logos Bible Software for the Macintosh
Logos Bible Software is built on the Libronix Digital Library System. The Libronix DLS is a very modular system built of many components. The Macintosh version will consist of shared code for the "back end" (the search engine, data file handling, etc.) and a completely new, OS X native user interface layer built from the ground up. Work on the product has already begun, and the official launch is planned for December 2005. They will be pulling back the curtain now and then for a peek in the meantime and will start taking orders as launch day approaches. The best way to keep up to date on all this is to subscribe to the http://www.logos.com/mac/#list. They are making every effort to incorporate as many features as possible from the Windows version. It will look as great, feel as familiar, and behave as well as your favorite Macintosh software.
Tony Jones addresses critics of the Emergent Church on his blog.
CT Filmforum here for reviews of the latest hollywood drivel.
Zach at the Narnia
Tour got back with me. i'll be doing what I can to help with the Narnia
tour in St. Louis and Louisville this fall. I have had contact with several
of the speakers over the years and I'm looking forward to the lectures.
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