Theoblogian unemployed theologians spend their time30Sermon on Spurgeon]]>Charlie TrimmWed, 23 Aug 2006 19:22:00 PSTThe Deity of Christ in the Early Church TrimmSun, 30 Jul 2006 09:02:00 PSTWomen in the Early Church TrimmTue, 18 Jul 2006 13:08:00 PSTPreaching the Canon TrimmFri, 14 Jul 2006 09:20:00 PSTSmall Groups have been thinking about small groups recently and evaluating how our church does them and how they can do them better. I have just read a book about the emerging church (maybe that would be a good post at some point to talk about!) and one of the things they do well and from which we can learn is their fellowship. Our churches have a long way to go in this area.

Our church has small group signup near the end of summer. People sign up to join a specific leader. The groups then meet once a month on the first Sunday of every month when we do not have an evening service. Each group talks about the morning sermon, shares prayer requests, and then prays for each other and for a missionary. This all usually happens over a meal in someone's home. While they are certainly helpful, they do not seem to be as helpful as they could be. Does anyone have any ideas of things they have seen or wanted to try as far as small groups? I've considered making each group unique, such as advertising that one group will talk about a theology book, another group will be for young marrieds and talk about parenting, etc.

Charlie TrimmSat, 08 Jul 2006 15:11:00 PST
CS Lewis in Space the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis are well known, his space trilogy toils in relative obscurity. I just finished reading the trilogy again for the first time since high school, and have enjoyed reading them. However, there is a reason that the Chronicles of Narnia are famous and the space trilogy is not: it is simply weird. The first book is kind of a classic “man gets kidnapped, goes into outer space with the evil scientist, meets odd creatures, and saves the day” type of book, except that the God of the Bible and various angels get thrown into the mix. The second one is extremely strange. The plot of the book basically is a Satan possessed virtually immortal evil scientist follows naked green innocent lady around Venus while main character follows both of them, once again saving the day. In another perspective, the book is about “Adam and Eve” on Venus, the temptation of Eve, and what would have happened if they had not sinned. The third book occurs on earth, where evil demons work through evil men to try and take over the world using re-animated heads and a nazified experimental program on unfortunates while the heroes gather together to fight against them, eventually conquering them through a resurrected Merlin. While they are a fun read, they are just strange. But inside the weirdness are plenty of fascinating thoughts, and I have included several of them below. ]]>Charlie TrimmSun, 25 Jun 2006 08:40:00 PSTCep to a what? The Old Testament in Greek Part 3 TrimmMon, 19 Jun 2006 09:59:00 PSTDo you have the right to be you? TrimmFri, 02 Jun 2006 14:44:00 PSTCept to a what? The Old Testament in Greek part of my summary of the book I am reading about the Septuagint (which is the play on words in the post title, for those of you who missed it). The sections covered here are the heart of the book and discuss how we can use the LXX today, especially in relation to the NT. ]]>Charlie TrimmTue, 30 May 2006 13:14:00 PSTStories about my Dad TrimmFri, 26 May 2006 14:54:00 PST