Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Around the web this week
One of my professors, Roger Olson, asks the question, "Whatever happened to the cross?" His thoughts apply to worship in general, but certainly are good reading for the preacher. Olson writes, "The cross, properly, biblically understood and not reduced to a martyrdom, is scandalous. But it is a scandal central to the gospel and therefore to Christianity. I am not sure one can find Christianity where the cross is absent or diminished in importance." After reading his article, the preacher is left reflecting upon the question, "How often am I preaching the scandalous good news of the cross?
Christian singer/songwriter, Shaun Groves, writes about the difficulty of finding just the right word for a song about God. He sounds like a preacher when he confesses, "I write about God because I love Him deeply. And yet because I love Him, I’m afraid to write about Him."
In England, a six year old girl wrote a letter to God and the Bishop of Canterbury answered on God's behalf. Read his well-crafted answer here.