checking in

I am finishing my exams at the moment.  Expect new posts — the third and final part of my Christmas discussion, as well as a post on elders — later in the week.

In the meantime, here are a few things I’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks:

From The Onion: New Device Desirable, Old Device Undesirable (WARNING: Satire)

From “Clergy’s Ethical Ratings Drop to 32-Year Low” and “Different Books, Common Word.” As to the second entry, I’m speechless.  Any thoughts?


2 responses to “checking in

  1. Wondering if you have any knowledge or experience with this book or any of its siblings. It was apparently recommended to me some time ago, I put it on my Amazon wish list, and then I forgot about it.

  2. I haven’t read it, but I do know that Strauch is a Baptist and that what he proposes would constitute a definite change in direction in Baptist polity. (Interestingly enough, this book is for sale right next to some of “our” authors’ books on eldership at one of the local CofC bookstores.)

    Here’s a review of the book I found that makes it sound promising:,,PTID314526_CHID598026_CIID1744846,00.html

    A co-worker of mine, who is the pastor of a Missionary Baptist church north of here, was actually mentioning to me just the other day that he had noticed a number of Baptist, Pentecostal and other churches ordaining elders and moving away, presumably, from the pastor-deacon setup.

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