Flapjacks & Theology

6 10 2008

I am really excited to announce a new dimension to the evangelical niche.  It’s a forum called Flapjacks & Theology.  The idea of Flapjacks & Theology was started by my friends here at school a year ago, and one of them decided to put together a forum for all the hungry theologians out there to sharpen our minds and challenge our thoughts.  You can read the whole story here.

In the past, this forum has been kept private, but after some thought, the original creator and my personal friend, Scott Cline, decided to go public this past weekend.  Not only are there people from our school, but there are pastors, seminarians, and missionaries all involved in this forum.

It’s an exciting place right now with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. There are people with views from all across the board, and F&T welcomes anyone within the Evangelical all the way to Fundamentalist realm.

What you can do is check it out right now, and if you find it to be something you like, register a username and get in on all the Theological fun!


Don’t Waste Your Summer: Do a Study

4 06 2008

Now you may say, “I’ve studied enough during the school year”, but how often is what we call “studying” actually just “cramming or knocking out” a class project. I’m not suggesting that you study for an assignment that you may or may not care about. I’m suggesting that you take the time to study an issue that you are interested in and probably have been curious about.

Maybe it’s something theological like Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism; the Holy Spirit’s part in our life; or church methodology. Maybe it’s completely secular like psychology, historical and political trends, or the economic system. These are just ideas, you know best about what you’re interested in.

Pick something that you’re not only interested in but also feel would benefit you overall. Preset time that will be used for studying the subject of your choice, and have a plan laid out that will keep you focused on what you’re studying and be a means of accountability to you.

Start now so that when you go back to school in the Fall, you’ll know what the teacher is talking about on that particular topic or be able to interact with friends in related discussions. Though you may expect to feel the burden of studying like you would in a school setting, you may be surprised to find out that these summer studies can be both enjoyable and some to be the most beneficial studies that you’ll do.

Don’t waste your summer!

Past Series:
Don’t Waste Your Summer: Read Books
Don’t Waste Your Summer: Speak Truth
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