Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the local church

Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

Loon’s linkage (February ’11)

My wife Rebecca has started a brand new blog! In my favorite post so far, she reflects on the unexpected comfort found in Christ’s pain, vulnerability and “glorious wounds.” John Dyer offers some refreshingly sober analysis of the evangelical blogosphere’s recent uproar surrounding Rob Bell’s upcoming book on heaven and hell. Brett McCracken ruminates perceptively on Lady Gaga’s “alien...

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February 25, 2011

The best sermon I’ve heard on suffering

Growing up in an evangelical household, attending a Christian high school and a Christian college, I’ve heard a lot of sermons in my day. Good ones, lousy ones, eloquent ones, rambling ones, condescending ones and fantastic ones. I’ve even been known to preach a few mediocre ones myself but that’s another can of grubs. Thankfully,...

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February 20, 2011

Grief journal (3 Months)

“I almost prefer the moments of agony. These are at least clean and honest. But the bath of self-pity, the wallow, the loathsome sticky-sweet pleasure of indulging it—that disgusts me.” –C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed To grieve is to be excessively picky. Say this, not that. A pinch of comfort, but hold the clichés. A...

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