Koukl and Estes books Win in Outreach Magazine

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Outreach Magazine Announces 7th Annual Outreach Resources of the Year

Tactics Outreach magazine is announcing the resources chosen for recognition in its 7th Annual Outreach Resources of the Year issue.

The Outreach Resources of the Year is a celebration of the best books, DVDs and curricula produced to help the Church and Christians reach out in areas such as evangelism, compassionate service and cross-cultural ministries.

Nearly 160 resources published between Nov. 1, 2008 and Oct. 31, 2009, were submitted to Outreach for consideration. Outreach editors narrowed the field to 110 nominees.

The magazine then enlisted the help of an expert for each of 12 categories. Each panelist independently evaluated the nominated resources in his or her area of expertise and selected the…

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Douglas Estes on a Blog Tour for SimChurch

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SimChurch Douglas Estes (PhD, University of Nottingham, UK) is touring the blogosphere today in support of SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World. If you've got a question, comment, or epiphany about the virtual church movement be sure to share it with Douglas on one of these blogs today:

BibleDude.net – http://bibledude.net/

Returned Sheep – http://returnedsheep.blogspot.com/

The Digital Sanctuary – http://thedigitalsanctuary.org/

Church Relevance – http://churchrelevance.com/

Mark D. Roberts – http://markdroberts.com/

Tall Skinny Kiwi…

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Douglas Estes – “Why Is the Bible Hard to Understand?”

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I am convinced the Bible is at times just plain hard to understand. When I was younger, I thought that most people who had a hard time understanding the Bible didn’t read it; I figured they just didn’t make time for it. When I encouraged people to read the Bible, often they came back to me saying they had a hard time understanding it, and I remember at times dismissing this as their unwillingness to ‘open their eyes and ears’. But is it really that simple?

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Influential Books and Authors: Douglas Estes on Warren, Rainer

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Each week in Influential Books and Authors we hear from a noted scholar on the author(s) and book(s) that have been most important to them for spiritual and intellectual growth. This week we feature New Testament scholar and teaching pastor, Douglas Estes.

Douglas Estes is Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Western Seminary-San José and Lead Pastor at Berryessa Valley Church, San José, California. He received his PhD in Theology from the University of Nottingham, UK. His publications include The Temporal Mechanics of the Fourth Gospel: A Theory of Hermeneutical Relativity in the Gospel of John (Brill, 2008) and the forthcoming, SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World (Oct. 2009).

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