Sunday, December 11, 2005

Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry

Why do pastors quit?

That's the question asked by Dean Hoge and Jacqueline Wenger -- and to find out, they interviewed 900 pastors in five different Protestant denominations. As you'll see from the link, there's a lot of good stuff in their book . . . but their most important finding is also the saddest: the biggest reason pastors leave (and pastors get in trouble) is loneliness.

If HMS Richards did it, so can you!

So you've vowed that this is the year you'll read straight through the Bible . . . but you're afraid that you'll get bogged down (once again) in Leviticus? Click on the title to this blog entry for some encouragement and advice. (And yes, it also says some nice things about my book, The QuickStart Guide to the Bible.)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Intelligent Design hits a rough patch

Click on the above title for a quick (and slightly hostile) overview of just why theories of "intelligent design" seems to be running into trouble.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Time to dust off those temperance songs?

So . . . is light to moderate drinking really good for you?

Click on the title above, and find out!

"I Come to the Garden" was a distant fourth.

David Stabler reports in the Oregonian that:

In Europe, Queen's "The Show Must Go On" was voted the most popular funeral song in a recent survey of 45,000 adults by the TV channel Music Choice. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" came in second and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" third.

Want to know more? Click on the title for the whole article.