2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

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Another Gospel

British Preaching

British Preaching by Matt on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Have we turned ‘God is love’ into ‘God is nice’? Have we turned ‘God is for me’ into ‘God is my butler’? Do we water down the Gospel in our desperation for new church members? And is that desperation more about maintaining our institution than introducing people to Christ?What message exactly do we proclaim?

What message exactly do we proclaim? Adam4D has an uncomfortable infographic on our lapse into ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism’. Read it – and if you don’t squirm, I’ll take your pulse.

Moving The Date Of Christmas

Christmas On Main Street

Christmas On Main Street by Justin Brown on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Are you fed up with the commercialisation of Christmas? Are you cheesed off with the removal of Christ from Christmas? What can we do about it? Fight back? Campaign? Tell people off?

Rollin Grams has another suggestion. Read his proposal. Would this make for a more authentically Christian Christmas, and also be a witness to the world?

What do you think?