Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Church: Love it, Don't Leave it

Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck have landed on the Washington Post with a great article which hopefully will lead many to read their new book Why We Love the Church. By the way our shipment has arrived in the store. If you don't need more than 75 copies we have a copy for you. The first paragraph of the Washington Post article is vintage DeYoung and Kluck:

"Here's what Bono, Oprah, and the guru speakers on PBS won't tell you: Jesus believed in organized religion and he founded an institution. Of course, Jesus had no patience for religious hacks and self-righteous wannabes, but he was still Jewish. And as Jew, he read the Holy Book, worshiped in the synagogue, and kept Torah. He did not start a movement of latte-drinking disciples who excelled in spiritual conversations. He founded the church (Matt. 16:18) and commissioned the apostles to proclaim the good news that Israel's Messiah had come and the sins of the world could be forgiven through his death on the cross (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:14-36)."

I'm pleased to announce that Kevin and Ted will be our guest speakers at this year's Youth Pastor's Breakfast. It is scheduled for Friday, September 18th at Kentwood Community Church. As in year's past after the speaker and a hearty breakfast we will be highlighting new product of interest to those involved in Youth Ministry. And, yes, there will be lots of freebies. For those who are in the area you won't want to miss it. Contact the store to sign up - local is 616-957-3110 or toll free 866-241-6733.

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