'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
Mark Ashton, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Omaha, preached on the rapture on Sunday, October 23.
So what is the niche for Sioux Falls Seminary?
If you look up tattooing in an anthropology text book, you will find it covered under the area of "scarification."
Renovation of the Church by Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken (Downers Grove: IVP, 2011).
In Trust NOW email has an article this week on the future of seminaries. It starts out with a pretty pessimistic and cynical viewpoint; it ends with a more hopeful voice.
I began reading James Davison Hunter's book, To Change the World, during the summer.
Since I started making blog entries, seldom have I recommended a book before I am done with it. I am making an exception with this one.
In Fred Buechner's third volume of autobiography, Telling Secrets (1991), in a poignant and moving conclusion to his first chapter, he admonishes ministers to allow the love of God extended to them personally to penetrate into their messages and ministries more than they do.
Today's headline in our local paper screams "Employees fear for Seminary's future." What a nice way to start a day!