Arhiva pentru eticheta: Presa

Imaginaţie sau Teribilism

Cum îşi alege un păstor ilustraţiile pentru predică sau studiu?
Fiecare are propriile sale metode de a atrage atenţia auditoriului.
Iată şi unul căruia imaginaţia nu-i lipseşte, dacă nu e vorba cumva de teribilism.

After causing a stir on Twitter for tweeting „Someone just gave me a brand new FERRARI!!!! (sic),” the Fellowship Church pastor literally drove one onto the church stage on Sunday.

 

Aş trăi ca îndrăgostit de dragoste…

Câte lucruri ce ni se par importante se dovedesc a fi doar fleacuri?
Şi câte lucruri fundamentale pentru viaţa de acum şi cea viitoare sunt ignorate?
Următorul text i-a fost atribuit lui Gabriel García Márquez. Se pare că adevăratul autor al acestui text este Johnny Welch, un ventriloc mexican.
Nu sunt foarte interesat de paternitatea acestui text şi nici nu comentez valoarea sa literară.
Căutând prin arhivele mele am găsit facsimilul textului publicat în România literară.
Şi din nou m-am gândit, ca şi la prima citire, că viaţa este cel mai bine înţeleasă atunci când umbra morţii se simte.
Am făcut câteva sublinieri. Atât, fără comentarii. 

 

Rick Warren Urges Pastors to Say Radical ‘Yes’ to God

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Pastor Rick Warren kicked off the 2011 Radicalis Conference on Tuesday by asking church leaders, pastors, and pastors’ wives to start representing Jesus better by saying “yes” to God in every aspect of their lives first, before asking others to do the same.

 

Jesus-Themed Easter Eggs Fill Supermarket Shelves in UK

For the first time in the U.K., the real reason for the Easter season will be unveiled in local supermarkets across the country this year – faithfully packaged. 

 

Hannah Montana ‘Destroyed My Family’

In a rambling, revealing interview with GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus says thatHannah Montana, the Disney TV show that made his daughter Miley famous, „destroyed my family. . . . [T]he damn show destroyed my family.” He adds, „I’d erase it all in a second if I could.” Cyrus and wife Tish are in the process of getting a divorce after 17 years of marriage.

The Cyrus family, including Miley, have been outspoken about their Christian faith in recent years, but Billy Ray says that recent incidents have shaken his — and Miley’s — faith, and that his family has been under spiritual attack.

Read more on CTentertainment

The Chronicles of Narnia by Leland Ryken

Leland RykenDr. Leland Ryken is professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and he is author of Choosing a Bible.

One of the most important pieces of advice that Lewis gave to readers of literature is that they must receive a work of literature instead of using it. Lewis wrote, “A work of…art can be either ‘received’ or ‘used’. When we ‘receive’ it we exert our senses and imagination and various other powers according to a pattern invented by the artist. When we ‘use’ it we treat it as assistance for our own activities” (emphasis added). According to this line of thought, “The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way.”

 

Justin Bieber: Tween Evangelist?

With a smooth voice, a signature mop of hair and a string of hits, Justin Bieber has accumulated millions of fans and sold 3.7 million albums in the United States last year. 

 

10 lucruri care cauzează stress în viaţa unui lider

1 – Eu cred că biserica este biserica mea şi nu Biserica Sa … şi că eu sunt în control, mai degrabă decât El! (Matei 16:18)
2 – Nu am incredere în oamenii cărora le-am delegat autoritatea şi responsabilitatea, până când încep să cred minciuna că, „dacă vreau ca un lucru să fie bine făcut, atunci trebuie să-l fac eu însumi.”
3 – Când ştiu, fără îndoială, ceea ce Dumnezeu mi-a spus să fac … dar încep să ascult de „experţi” care îmi spun că lucrul acela cerut de Dumnezeu nu e posibil. 

 

E la fel şi în alte (blogo)sfere!

Într-un articol intitulat Personalities Of The Catholic Combox, publicat în National Catholic Register, Pat Archbold vorbeşte despre tipologia comentatorilor din blogosfera catolică.
Iată ce spune el în introducere:

 

Young Adults Choose Self-Esteem Boost Over Sex and Money

It’s hard to imagine anything young people might value more than food, getting an extra paycheck or even having sex, but according to the results of a recent study in the Journal of Personality there is one thing prized most among college students: a boost to their self-esteem.

In two consecutive studies of a total 282 students, researchers at Ohio State University showed that the majority of students chose kudos over more primal rewards like food, alcohol and sex as well as more sentimental rewards, like seeing a close friend. They even chose accolades over cold, hard cash. But why? (More on Time.com: Why That Rich Guy is Being So Nice to You)

Lead researcher Brad Bushman believes that young people may be „addicted” to self-esteem. „It is somewhat surprising how this desire to feel worthy and valuable trumps almost any other pleasant activity you can imagine,” he said in a statement.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/12/young-adults-choose-self-esteem-boost-over-sex-and-money/#ixzz1B6nPjQZm