Snippets from the interweb (27th October 2019)

Does 1 Peter 3:19 teach that Jesus preached in Hell?

Among the more hotly disputed verses in the Bible, this one has always proved something of a conundrum. Here is one view on it.

The almost invisible church

‘I’m not against big churches. God is at work there too. My point is simpler: We tend to think that God is at work somewhere else. We spend our time wishing that we could be part of what God is doing, all the while missing what God is doing right under our noses because it looks small and insignificant and because it’s hard work.’

3 huge downsides to a busy church

There is a lot to be said for being busy in the Lord’s work. But there is also much to be said about not overloading ourselves or our churches. Here are three potential pitfalls with making our churches overly busy.

Discover the truth about Isa al Masih (Jesus Christ)

If you work in an area with a lot of Muslim people in it, like we do, this looks like a really helpful set of videos for your community.

Helping your pastor out of the Slough of Despond

Pastors get discouraged sometimes, would you believe it! So how can you help your pastor in the midst of his discouragement? Here are some things that will help. 

What’s the Biblical understanding of conversion? (video)

Here is a simple and straightforward video that explains and outlines some implications for ministry.

From the archive: Cathy Newman’s interview with Jordan Peterson is instructive for Christians in public debate

‘The video is instructive for modern dialogue. Typically, positions are entrenched, assumed and then discussed according to predetermined views about what the opponent is presumed to be saying despite what they actually say they think. Christians would do well to take note. This is the new form of discussion and debate.’