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Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

 

Pastor Rick Warren is a man who has done many powerful and amazing things in furthering the Gospel and seeing lives changed. Of that, there can be no doubt. But recently, his behaviour with singing legend Elton John has caused a media furore.  Question is, did he get it wrong?

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Posted by in Community, Creative Communication, Destructive Communication, Family, Featured, Leadership, Love, Relationships | 8 comments

Teenagers, Facebook and Self-esteem

Teenagers, Facebook and Self-esteem

An article reporting some research on the impact of Facebook on teenagers’ self-esteem in my local newspaper caught my eye recently. And to be honest, it confirmed everything we old fogeys had suspected all along about the impact of social media. The question is, what do we as parents and grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends do to help our young folk?

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Posted by in Church, Community, Destructive Communication, Evangelism, Featured, Holy Spirit, Listener Letters, Suffering, Uncategorized | 19 comments

The Agony and Ecstasy of Church – A ‘Must-Read’

The Agony and Ecstasy of Church – A ‘Must-Read’

As you can imagine, I receive many, many emails from listeners.  Every now and then, one leaps out.

This one from Therese in Scotland will make you want to cry and to rejoice. I’ve resisted the temptation to comment further. Just read the email exchange and be blessed. 🙂

(Shared with Therese’s permission)

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How Can the Church Get it So Wrong?

How Can the Church Get it So Wrong?

On the 14th of May, 2012, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was awarded the Templeton Prize, one of the world’s richest individual prizes valued at around $USD 1.8 million.

The award was given for: his work in encouraging scientific research and harmony among religions. It was presented inside St Paul’s cathedral in London, after Buddhist monks spent time chanting and worshipping in God’s house.

So … how could the church get it so wrong?  Well, here’s how:

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