The Filter for December 10 – cell phones, Rob Bell, Ken Ham, conflict, and WWJD?

It’s time for our weekly look at what’s happening in the ministry world with my good friend Matt Steen and myself.

This week, we talk about all kinds of current events and happenings in the church and ministry world.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy while you’re multi-tasking today:


44% of cell phone owners have slept with their cell phone (0:05)

Depression  Adolescent Sexual Activity in Romantic and Nonromantic Relational Contexts: A Genetically-Informative Sibling Comparison (5:45)

Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” book resulted in a 3,000 member decrease at Mars Hill Michigan (12:42)

Re-evangelizing New England (19:38)

Ken Hamm and Pat Robertson fight over creation (26:21)

Church Conflict: Why not rather just be wronged? (29:40)

WWJD…about taxes? (36:20)

West Point cadet quits over religion (42:18)

Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got… (46:20)

Going To Hell with Ted Haggard (52:03)


  • Adam McLane December 10, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for talking about my post. I think that the topic is pretty important and VERY contrary to what pop culture & even the academic community portrays as “normal” activity.

    This all goes back to the controversy over teen decision making and adult expectations. The argument will go, “Well, since teenagers have a growing pre-frontal lobe, they are incapable of making adult-like decisions. So we need to expect them to make mistakes during this in-between stage between adulthood and childhood.” (Which now can last from 11-28 years old!)

    And yes, it is frustrating to know that studies are done on stuff like this. The flip side is that we know God’s truth is eternal. Just like archaeology has proven many things once believed to be fairy tales to be true… research on this subject can help.

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