Catalyst Day One – Rob Bell

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Catalyst 2009

Rob Bell was the first catalyst speaker to begin his session by opening in prayer.  I’m not saying that is necessarily a fault of all the other speakers but it WAS something that stood out for me.  It was an invitation for the Holy Spirit to be at work in and through him as he spoke to us and I do believe God answered his prayer.

Here’s a few things that stood out for me:

I was recently talking to a pastor who said he wanted to quit…. So I asked him to draw a pie chart of what he does every week. He had been a pastor for a year and wanted to quit every day…. So I asked if he practiced Sabbath.

Umm  yeah, there was silence in the auditorium after that statement.  Funny thing is, this isn’t the first time it’s been said or asked.  There’s gounds of speakers and writers that have promoted the teaching of the sabbath and yet when Rob asked that question you could still feel the conviction in the room.  I know I make my best effort to take my day off as my day off but lately I’ve been slipping on that.  When you skip the sabbath, then motivation and energy skips you.  Sabbath is important.

Way to go Lyndon!

This young guy decided to challenge the assumption schools are so ready to make that evolution is a proven fact instead of a practiced ideology. From the sounds of it, Lyndon did an excellent presentation and opened the door up for a lot of further discussion. Just thought it was worth mentioning here!
By the way, “CreationontheWeb.com” is a great resource for parents, students or anyone interested in reading more about a different way at looking how the world and us came about. There are excellent articles there written by very well-educated folks on a number of various scientific subjects and they do a great job of keeping the site up to date with current findings as well. Don’t dismiss it without checking it out!

Parents: Great Clean Fun stop for Kids

Being a parent of four young children I’m always on the lookout for great online resources that they can go to and I don’t have to worry about what they are doing. Better yet – I like sites that I can sit with them and not drift off to sleep (!) Head on over and visit this site created by the Canadian Bible Society: BibleKids.ca – Engaging Children with God’s Word