Blazing Center / Happy Rant / February 8, 2016

New Happy Rant: Cam Newton, Super Bowl Spectacle, and Think Pieces

In this episode of the Happy Rant podcast Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper discuss the following:

  • Why is Cam Newton such a controversial figure? Ted find him insufferable, and Barnabas thinks he’s awesome. A debate ensues.
  • The Super Bowl is a football game, but it’s much more – it’s a spectacle. What are we gaining and what are we losing because it get’s bigger and shinier every year?
  • “Think piece” is a pejorative term for an opinion article, and the hosts discuss the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ridiculous of think pieces.

51agn74FiMLWe have a new sponsor this week too – Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience by Mark Sayers (Moody Publishers, February 2016). Disappearing Church is a tremendous book, one that any church leader, Christian educator and intentional believer seeking to engage culture with the gospel should read. Sayers has a rare ability to blend theology, history, sociology, and missiology into a single narrative. He makes complex realities clear and shows the reader why the pursuit of “relevance” actually undermines the church’s mission. I wrote a more full review HERE. In the mean time, go get this tremendous book.

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