Option one:Option Two:
Which one do you like best? (I think the second one was reconfigured to show better on Facebook.)
I got really behind in rabbit chasing, so expect another list in a day or two.
- Faster Fostering: “not…all Christians are called to adopt or foster but all Christians are called to care for orphans in their distress.”
- Another reason not to forsake fellowship: A worship leader notes that singing together is an expression of mutual submission.
- Why can’t we all just be friends? It’s time for religion’s war with science to end, at least that’s the theme of a September conference in Buffalo on Evolution and the Bible.
- It’s only money. But nearly $180M U.S.? And worse, it’s not even considered Picasso’s best work.
- Yes! Liberia is Ebola-free.
- This got posted back in January, but it deserved mention here: A great rethink of a popular analogy about how God’s grace works.
- The debate that never ends: Calvinists discussing whether women can be given authority by church elders to teach. It depends on the type of teaching (big-T or little-t) and the nature of the venue…
- …Or if you prefer, the inconsistency of Calvinism in general.
- Essay of the Week: Reaping the consequences of a ‘hooking-up’ culture. (Don’t miss the three questions at the end.)
- Refining “The least of these.” Denny Burk says the concept is Biblically valid, but the phrase in question means something different altogether…
- …Related: Perhaps much of our poverty alleviation effort more about feeling good than doing good.
- J. D. Greear takes a different perspective on how God feels about divorce.
- Two posts from Stephen Altrogge: First, on purity rings: “If a sinful desire is driven out of a person without another desire filling the vacuum, that person will be a miserable little sod.”…
- … and next, on home-schooling: “In his wisdom, God doesn’t specify exactly how a parent is to teach their children. Throughout the centuries, the principles never change, but the way those principles are practiced will change.”
- If you’re okay without a print version, you can download a free copy of a new resource from the National Association of Evangelicals featuring ten top authors on the intersection of God and Science.
- TV Family Troubles: Jon Gosselin is seeking custody of one child, but not seven others. Meanwhile reports of teenage indiscretions have resulted in now 27-year old Josh Duggar resigning from the Family Research Council.
- Worship Workshop: How to refresh songs the worship team is growing weary of doing. (Note: The blog in question is literally packed with practical articles.)
- After exiting the Amtrak train just before the crash in Philadelphia, a religion reporter looks at life and death and interviews representatives from major faiths.
- And now, a random video by a South African choir.
- The real Video of the Week: New from Matt Redman, It Is Well With My Soul.
- The technical possibilities of the internet brought out the worst in some creators, features which probably annoy you on a daily basis.
- One year later, an update on the progress of the Word-for-Word Bible Comic.
- After counseling a young man that his sexual sin was going to send him to hell, this pastor finds himself outed as gay himself…
- …and another pastor is accused of stealing more than $60K from his church with some of it spent on dating sites. (Freeze the video at the dating profile to see what type of sites they were.)
- Finally, a personal note repeating from a year ago at this time: If anyone has playable tapes of the demos of classic Jesus Music radio shows like The Rock That Never Rolls with Brother Dale or The Scott Ross Show please contact me. (Or a good recipe for Peach Crumble.)
Option two; the one where I started getting suspicious: