I’ve restarted reading a book that I started a little while ago, and it reminded me of a problem that I picked up the first time, which was the use of proof texts. For those that may not be familiar with the term, a proof text is the practice of extracting a verse or couple of verses from the Bible in order to prove your point. What happens is that the verse is often stripped of its context, and as such may not actually mean what it is being said to mean.
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When I initially bought this book, I thought it was going to be a really useful book with tips on how to use Facebook effectively in a church environment. It wasn’t anywhere near my expectations, but that’s more a comment on me not reading the blurb properly than it is on the book.
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In preparation for my first appointment as an officer of The Salvation Army, I’m reading and rereading some books that might help me in my ministry. One of the books recommended to me was Paul Borden’s book, Make or break your church in 365 days. Continue reading “Book review: Make or break your church in 365 days – Paul Borden” →