Friday Findings: Beyond Evangelical, Church Abuse, and Guilt

Frieday Findings on Modern RejectI have to admit, I’ve been feeling a bit lazy these days. Blogging has not been on the top of my to-do list. Hopefully though, I’ll start to gain some motivation and momentum soon. Thanks for sticking around lately while my number of posts has been a little less than usual.

This week, in my laziness and lounging, I have really just been enjoying being home with my kids, who have been very sick the last week and a half. Granted, being stuck at home with the three of them does make me want to scream some times, but overall it has been relaxing. I’ve also managed to peruse the internet more than usual.

Here’s some of what has struck my fancy this week:

More Mark Driscoll. I’m not here to take sides on the “is Driscoll a jerk or not” debate, but I will point you in the direction of a post by Matthew Paul Turner of Jesus Needs New PR. He wrote a noteworthy post raising the question as to whether or not Driscoll and subsequently, Mars Hill Church, is abusive in their discipline and authoritative roles over their congregation. I commented on the post myself, and got into a bit of a verbal mudslinging match with a few of his readers. Ugh. I hate that, but I just couldn’t be silent. Silly me.

Beyond Evangelical. This is the blog of Frank Viola, who is considered one of the forethinkers on organic church (who also happens to be one of my favorite Christian authors and theologians. Although, I wonder if he would call himself a theologian). I have had the privilege of meeting Frank and he is a passionate, thoughtful, revolutionary for Christ. All that to say, he recently wrote a post series addressing the major streams of evangelicals. Want to know which type of evangelical you might be? Read the post.

The Guilt Idol. My blogging buddy Malisa sent me this post and thought I’d like it. She was right and so I’m sharing it here (P.S. If you stumble across something you think would be a fit for Friday Findings, send it my way). This post is by PC Walker, a writer and pastor, who discusses how we make an idol out of our guilt. Intrigued? You should be. It’s good.

Posters and Prints, oh my. Okay, I’m obsessed with graphic posters and prints. I wish I could just cover the walls in my house with them, but that might be a little much. But that doesn’t stop me from hoarding images of each and every poster I wish I could own. My husband’s new office needs some artwork. My baby’s nursery could use some artwork. My dog could use a poster or two (okay, you caught me, but still….) Here’s what I love right now:

This one for my gorgeous and fiery daughter

This one for my wild monster of a 3 year old

This one for my bedroom, along with this one, and this one.

This one appeals to my inner comic-book-Batman-loving geek.

And this one and this one for my hubster’s new office space.

Also, if you’re on Pinterest and you need someone to follow, I’m available. It is not Modern Reject stuff, just things I love, adore, or covet. Follow me.

That’s all for now. Happy Weekend! But before you go, tell me what you were into this week. What did you lust after, dream of, read, or find inspiring? Share away!