Thursday Threes: March 31, 2016
Three notable articles I read this week:
Dan DeWitt – Don’t like diversity? You’ll hate heaven. “Could we be guilty of seeking, however inadvertently, to homogenize the faith community? Do we prefer the comforts of our culture over the diversity of Christ’s kingdom? I’ll just say this: I’m glad the gospel is big enough to redeem people and to redeem their categories of cultural expression for his purposes.”
Christianity Today – MLB wife Julianna Zobrist: ‘Baseball is all my kids have ever known’. “What it’s like to maintain a marriage, manage a family, and grow in faith, all while following around a professional baseball team… and writing and recording her own music.”
USA Today – Woman trades @DietDrPepper for bottled water for Flint. “I created my handle using what was the nearest thing to me: a can of soda on my desk…”
Three people worth following:
These three pastors lead legacy churches. A legacy church is established, prominent, and big. These churches get a lot of attention from the evangelical world and the secular media. In many ways, they can set the tone for other churches across the nation.
Steve Gaines. Gaines serves as senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. Recently, his nomination was announced for president of the Southern Baptist Convention. You can connect with him through his website, on Twitter, or through Facebook.
Robert Jeffress. Jeffress serves as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church Dallas. He is also a Fox News Contributor, as well as an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. You can connect with him through his website, via Twitter, and on Facebook.
Mac Brunson. Brunson has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church Jacksonville since 2006. Brunson is unique in that he has pastored two legacy churches. You can follow him on Twitter, as well as through FBC’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.