Saturday, March 1

A couple of lists

Ron Fraser -- "trends in ministry formation" -- Link

1. There is an increasing suspicion of information for information’s sake.

2. There is a growing desire to integrate faith and learning.

3. There is a growing desire for community.

Scot McKnight -- "the 8 Marks of a Robust Gospel" -- Link

1. The robust gospel is a story.

2. The robust gospel places transactions in the context of persons.

3. The robust gospel deals with a robust problem.

4. A robust gospel has a grand vision.

5. A robust gospel includes the life of Jesus as well as his resurrection, and the gift of the Spirit alongside Good Friday.

6. A robust gospel demands not only faith but everything.

7. A robust gospel includes the robust Spirit of God.

8. A robust gospel emerges from and leads others to the church.

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