Here are the week’s highlights from Neue, just in case you missed something. In our first story this week, “Preaching and Politics,” Todd Hiestand explored the idea of preaching to encourage growth and to challenge rather than preaching to the choir. Our Neue blogger, Josh Loveless, covered some big questions about programs and traditions in “Taking Sledgehammers to Steeples.” And to wrap up the week, Anne Jackson covers the issue of dealing with pain and forgiveness in ministry in “Processing Through Pain,” an excerpt from her new book, Mad Cow Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic.
If you missed the Neue podcast with Rob Bell, trust us, you will want to check it out. Rob shares his thoughts about his new book, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and he also speaks openly about his struggles with critics.
There were many great posts this week in the Neue blogroll like Josh Loveless’ “When Poverty Becomes Personal” and Rick James’ (And, yes, he’s heard all the Rick James jokes before) “The Bloody Ear of Passion.” You should check those out too.
Thanks again for being a part of the Neue community. We’re hoping to wrap up the next edition of Neue Quarterly today, it’s the January issue and it’s full of bold insights and challenging articles from people like Dino Rizzo, Bill Hybels, Scott Hodge, Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, Erwin McManus and many others.
Have a great weekend!
Neue Managing Editor