Cyber-Seminaries and Spiritual Formation
Russ Nelson dashes home from a church board meeting to ease into the chair in front of his computer. It is 11:00 p.m., but he has to finish an assignment for an online theology course. While he works on his Master of Divinity degree, which will qualify him to lead a church, Nelson also serves as a youth pastor, the father of a two-year-old, and the husband of a wife pregnant with their second child. Financially and logistically, Nelson would not be able to pursue his M.Div. without the opportunity to do much of his course work online.
The Night God Played Tag
“Although I was born into a Christian family and I had a concept of God in my mind, when you hit some of those bumps along the way, it’s hard to see how God’s relevant. And if He even understands some of the pain you’re going through.”
Social Media: A Tower of Babel?
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently discussed the ramifications of social media on society and implied that the Internet phenomenon was like the Tower of Babel from the Bible.He began his discussion of social media that is posted in a video at ChurchLeaders.com by answering the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?"
Rooting Out Fuzzy Theology
Imagine a car dealership that provides every car buyer with a free car wash for as long as they own the car. You purchase a car, and along with the required paperwork you are given a free-car-wash certificate. The dealer tells you he has fully paid for all the car washes you will ever need, saying he believes that a clean car is the greatest way of advertising and promoting his dealership.
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