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Timothy Keller, author and founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, has released a new book centered on the Old Testament Book of Jonah and how it gives important lessons to the modern on how to interact with nonbelievers.
I was bothered the first time I read about God killing Uzzah just because he tried to keep the ark of the covenant from falling. Uzzah touched the ark because the cart it was riding on hit a pothole (2 Sam. 6). It seemed like a trivial mistake with good intentions. Sure, God had forbidden anyone from touching the ark, but what was Uzzah supposed to do? Let the holy ark of God fall to the ground?
Francis Chan's 'Letters to the Church' too critical of US churches, pushing house church mov't, critic says
In a review of Francis Chan's new book, Letters to the Church, Pastor Tim Challies argues that while the former megachurch leader makes many strong points, parts of the book are too "hyperbolic" about the state of the American Church.
Francis Chan is urging the rising generation to rethink how church is done, and the American church has have gotten many things wrong even with good intentions, he says.