Thinking Out Loud

January 27, 2016

Wednesday Link List

In cooperation with Christian Humor, our gift to all of you still recovering from Jonas:

Shovel Shoes

So what’s news? As I go a-huntin- and a-gatherin’ each week, it occurs to me that entirely different things are important to different interest groups within the broad category we call Christianity. There are items here that I would never consider clicking, but experience (and stats) teach me that these are things that Christian people want to be made aware of.  Let the games begin:

No, it's not just the whole "Two Corinthians" thing; it's a lack of understanding of all things Christian. CNN noted that Falwell, Jr. is not ordained; not a "Rev."

No, it’s not just the whole “Two Corinthians” thing; it’s a lack of understanding of all things Christian. CNN noted that Falwell, Jr. is not ordained; not a “Rev.”

Tedious (Yawn!) Job of the Week: Staff at Moody Press proofreading all 1,000+ pages of the index to the John MacArthur New Testament Commentary. “Can we get another round of coffee in the board room?”

Proof reading commentary index

 

3 Comments »

  1. Russell Moore was right when he said that people tend to think in terms of evangelicals all being alike but failing to notice the theological and generational divides. (Puts on history teacher hat.) World War I was a major factor in American women getting the right to vote in 1920. The argument was that women would never elect people to office that would lead us into war. The leaders of their own movement failed to realize that not all women think and act alike, that some women would be in favor or war and someday even arm themselves and go into combat.

    I like the content of the article, Republican primaries aside. Fun fact: I recognized pretty much everybody from the first 4 groups but didn’t know any of the millennial leaders! Props to CNN for not including Joel Osteen in any group.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — January 27, 2016 @ 10:09 am

  2. I read an article just this week about the prevalence of porn among teens and young adults. The latest survey found that only 14% of senior pastors struggle with using porn. The same article went on to say the tide is slowly changing regarding policies to fire pastors and full time church staff for their first offense of porn use. Consider those findings again; the published results pat pastors on the back for reporting very low rates of viewing porn while acknowledging they will most likely be fired for admitting they have a problem. Yeah, that 14% is probably accurate.

    Here’s the article via Christian Index, originally published by Baptist Press: http://christianindex.org/study-monthly-porn-exposure-the-norm-for-teens/

    Comment by Clark Bunch — January 27, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    • I’ve always felt that from a Biblical perspective, porn concerns (a) lust and (b) self control. But lately, I have come to realize there is a third scriptural principle which porn strikes at the heart of, (c) the stewardship of our time.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — January 27, 2016 @ 10:37 am


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