Monday, February 21, 2022

Sermon Recap and Weekly Wrap-Up for February 20 2022

Sermon Recap and Weekly Wrap-Up for February 20 2022 

Good Afternoon! Here's this week's recap. Remember that you can find the previous week's materials through the same links, in case I forgot to post last week🙂 

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 Sunday's sermon was from Exodus 5  

 Books this week: 

 Digging up Armageddon by Eric Cline: this is a great look not only at the archaeological finds at the site of Megiddo but even more it's a look at the ins-and-outs of a dig. All of the personnel matters, administrative matters, and even the "figuring out how to do archaeology as we go" that was happening in the 1920s/30s. (For those who haven't taken a class in the field, that's the era where archaeology tries to shift from the treasure-hunting type of digging into a true scientific discipline. Even those who weren't treasure-hunters were still often seeking something specific: "I'm looking for evidence of Greek siege of this city in 1300 BC" and the discipline has since morphed more into "Something was here, we'll figure out what it was." Much of that shift happened in the 20s and 30s.) 

The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Barney G. Glaser. Look, folks, I'm also an academic historian. This is a book in academic sociology. It's good for what it is, but if you're reading a mediocre pastor's blog, you're probably not looking for how to develop social sciences theory from incomplete data. It's on the list because I read it, not because you should. Unless this is your kind of thing. 

Mending a Fractured Church: How to Seek Unity with Integrity by Michael F. Bird. This is good--probably a necessary read for most church leaders (both "official" like the pastor and "unofficial" ones who typically actually direct a Baptist church). Bird and his contributors highlight the need for church members to pay attention to their own hearts, the means attempted to work on church issues, and the end goal of follow Jesus. Honestly, it makes me wish we had standards of required reading for ministers and church leaders in Baptist life. 

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