The Liberation message of Leviticus, and other thoughts on God’s Law

This month, I decided to preach the lectionary texts in church.  I don’t use the lectionary often, but when I do, God always uses those seemingly random scripture lessons in amazing ways. Until I saw the text for February 20th.  On Leviticus. You know Leviticus, right?  It’s the third book of the Torah and itContinue reading “The Liberation message of Leviticus, and other thoughts on God’s Law”

Book review: “Designing Contemporary Congregations,” by Laurene Beth Bowers

Laurene Beth Bowers, Designing Contemporary Congregations: Strategies to Attract Those Under Fifty, Pilgrim Press, 2008.  128 pages.  Available at Amazon. Occasionally, I come across such a great book that I must review it for our readers here at Baptist Spirituality. Abstract: In her second book on healthy church growth, Laurene Beth Bowers intends to inspireContinue reading “Book review: “Designing Contemporary Congregations,” by Laurene Beth Bowers”