Today on The Techology Show:

Heather Zempel – heatherzempel.com, @heatherzempel

heather-and-ryan-zempel-lgA native Alabamian, Heather Zempel currently leads the discipleship efforts at National Community Church in Washington, DC where she oversees small groups, directs leadership development training, and serves on the weekend teaching team.

Heather followed a circuitous route into full-time ministry. Having obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biological engineering from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!), Before coming on staff at National Community Church, she worked as an environmental engineer and as a policy consultant on energy and environment in the United States Senate

She lives on Capitol Hill where she can be found enjoying theater with her husband Ryan, searching out the best barbeque joints, and nerding out on church history. Heather is the author of Sacred Roads, Community is Messy, and Amazed and Confused, and you can read about her ramblings on small group environments, discipling the next generation and SEC football at www.heatherzempel.com.

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Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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Interview with Heather Zempel

51dXsg3PciLDrawing from her background as an environmental engineer (including such bizarre experiences as monitoring a pig lagoon and the unintended slaughter of a hundred innocent fish), Heather Zempel assesses the perils and possibilities inherent in small groups and other environments for Christian community. The book helps leaders begin to see the inherent “mess” of such gatherings as raw material for arriving at something beautiful.

Read this book and discover fresh insights into how we can support one another’s unique paths to maturity in Christ while maintaining cohesion as a community and blessing the world around us.

THEY SAID IT

This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit. We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.

Chick-Fil-A Manager Audrey Pitt explaining why her and her staff cooked nearly 300 sandwiches and distributed them to stranded motorist free of charge.

SOURCE: Fox News

If my children are to live their full Jewish identity, their future is in Israel and not in France. Many Jews feel this way. There’s a massive desire to leave. My son is always asking me why there are police in front of his Jewish school, why we need to be searched each time we go to the synagogue. We are raising our children to live with this fear.

44 year-old Dentist David Tibi who along with many jews who are fleeing France for the holy Land.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

My invitation to Dr. Rosaria Butterfield was intended to help us to think through issues of sexuality, to be sure. But really, my interest in having her speak in chapel was much more than that. It was her profound and winsome description of an entire life — sexuality and all — transformed by the gospel that was the most compelling reason for her being invited to speak in chapel.

Wheaton College  Chaplain Stephen Kellough after there was a student demonstration held before former Lesbian Rosaria Butterfield spoke in chapel.

SOURCE: Wheaton.edu

To someone who says, ‘I can’t deal with a risk of breast cancer,’ I would say: ‘Look, there are all kinds of risks. You and your children are going to be hostage to fortune and no amount of testing is going to change that…’

David Wasserman, an ethicist at Yeshiva University and consultant to the department of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, expressing concern over the screening of embryos based on genetics.

SOURCE:The New York Times

Mail Call

It’s refreshing to see Lois being interviewed here. Many years ago I’d used En-Gedi Resource Center (Her first website) when studying. I was introduced to the Judaic and/or Hebraic perspective of Biblical studies in 1989. Since then, it has been a wonderful journey through scripture that I would have never guessed that I’d be a part of. The Bible has, certainly, become more alive prior to 1989. It has now been over 20 years that I’ve studied in this manner and there still remains a treasure trove of wisdom and learning. I am truly grateful for persons such as Lois Tverberg, Dr. Roy Blizzard, Dwight Pryor, David Bivin, and many more who gently and artfully introduced me to further studies.

~ Christian Remington

Coming Up

February 11, 2014 Heather Zemple Community is Messy

February 18, 2014 Dr. John Oswalt The Bible Among the Myths

February 25, 2014 Jason Butler Dangerous Presence

March 4, 2014 Julian Cattle

March 11, 2014 Kara Powell  Sticky Faith

March 18, 2014 Jim and Jerolyn Bogear, Faith Legacy

March 25, 2014 Dr. Matthew Sleeth 24/6

April 15, 2014 Russell Moore Adopted for Life