Here are a few good links that will get you thinking, just like they did for me.
Creation-Evolution Debate: Ken Ham and Bill Nye recently debated at the Creation Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rick Phillips, a pastor, has some thoughts on what lessons we can learn from the debate. You can read it here. It’s true that debates normally don’t change many people’s minds, but that’s not the point. The point of any debate is clarity. In other words, you know precisely what both sides are saying (beyond all of the trimmings and trappings). From the reaction on the web to the debate, it seems there are a lot of “Christians” who are quite angry with Ham for daring to say out loud that our ultimate authority is God and His Word. Al Mohler has good comments, too.
“Lessons Learned in the School of Suffering”: Darryl Dash says there are lessons God teaches us through the instrument of suffering, You can read it here.
Donald Miller saying he doesn’t attend church much anymore: Miller, who wrote Blue Like Jazz among other best-sellers, wrote on a blog post that being part of a church isn’t part of his life anymore. One of the reasons he gave is that it isn’t compatible with his “learning style.” Denny Burk gives a strong but correct response here. If you go to the homepage of Denny’s blog, you’ll find a second post on the subject. It’s hard, but I agree with Denny.
Enjoy these articles and think about what’s said. It’ll definitely start a conversation.