The Threads Blog
Where did we ever get the idea that following God would be easy? It NEVER was in the Bible. So is being a Christ-follower worth it? Absolutely. It’s worth anything you’d have to pay, but casual or easy? Definitely not.
Michael Kelley sits down with Margaret Feinberg to discuss her new Bible study, Scouting the Divine.
Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Discipleship, by Heather Zempel, is a new short-term Bible study from Threads. Click HERE for more information about the study. The leader kit includes a member book, a DVD with video clips to jump-start discussion in your small group, and a CD-Rom with leader helps, music, audio files, and more!
We have gotten a few requests for a promotional poster for this Fall’s Collegiate Bible Studies and thought everyone might like a copy. This poster is 11 x 17 and ready to print on any standard printer. Happy Bible study promotion to all.
The Threads team recently moved to new offices and decided to welcome ourselves to the neighborhood. Since fall is so beautiful here in Tennessee, why not throw a Fall Festival block party. Here are a few photos so you can share in the ridiculousness of it all.
How can my faith begin impacting my actions? This isn’t a question that should be asked, because the answer should be obvious. Our faith should impact everything we do and every decision we make. For many churchgoers, faith is a thing that’s talked about but seldom lived. It’s easy to seem “faithful” on Sundays or in your church crowd, but honestly, how often does your faith show up the other 95% of your week?
I love football. This weekend I’ll be pulling for my Hokies to keep the run alive and beat Georgia Tech. While doing my usual pregame activities this week, like reading anything I can find mentioning Virginia Tech football, I ran across several articles talking about our running back, Ryan Williams. You see, from a very young age he loved Walter Payton and even has a tattoo of Payton’s number 34 with the tag, “Little Sweetness” on his forearm. Now that Williams is getting national publicity for his success, many people are comparing him to his hero. They have a similar style and greatness in the way they play the game.
In my opinion, October is the epicenter of the sports calendar. With the onset of fall, you’ve got all kinds of greatness. You have Major League Baseball Postseason. There’s the real meat of the college football schedule. And the NFL is kicking into high gear. Though my petition with the NCAA to have March Madness moved to October to ensure its total dominance over any other month is currently under consideration, I nevertheless am giddy with excitement because every week brings plenty of fodder for anyone who has even a casual interest in sports. To that end, I’d like to briefly highlight this weekend of sports.
The 2009 Catalyst Conference was incredible. Threads authors Mark Batterson, Ed Stetzer, and Margaret Feinberg had pre-labs before the main event.
Another year of Catalyst is about to wrap up, and it’s been fun to be a part of it. I’ve been around this event for several years and I’m always grateful for my time here. Thanks so much to Brad Lomenick and the Catalyst team for inviting me to participate in the Backstage Experience and for taking such great care of me.