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Post-It Notes (1/25)

January 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Myth of the Widows Mite

This passage is not for us. We are not to emulate this woman who is being taken advantage of. If anything it’s a warning to us that we do not do the same, and put not our trust in broken systems that enslave us to works righteousness and the law…

7 Strategies to Become a Better Public Speaker

A common fear among many people is the fear of public speaking. The idea of standing in front of an audience to persuade or present often causes worry and anxiety, but it doesn’t have to.

BBC probes Johnny Cash’s vague interest in redemption

The late Johnny Cash was a lot of things at the same time, which has often left journalists a bit confused about the sources of his remarkable passion and creativity.

Post-It Notes (1/24)

January 24, 2013 — Leave a comment

As public religion declines, faith goes to the movies

American society as a whole is becoming increasing secular. But does that mean that Americans are not interested in religion and spirituality, that we are no longer asking the big questions of meaning and faith? Not if our movies are any indication.

The Parable about Hell

I would argue there is some moralizing: the rich man does not respond to the poor man’s begging. Jesus lays that man at the rich man’s feet and the rich man does not respond.

To Bury or to Burn? Cremation in Christian Perspective

Lacking explicit moral guidance from Scripture, cremation has become an increasingly popular option for contemporary believers and unbelievers alike. Yet for much of history, cremation has been avoided and discouraged by nearly everyone in the Judeo-Christian tradition. So how do we develop a biblical ethic of cremation?

10 Positive Reasons to Train Your Kids in Cell Phone Use

Apart from giving them the Gospel, the single best thing we can do for our kids’ college, career, and marriage prospects is to train them to be self-disciplined in their cell phone use.

Post-It Notes (1/23)

January 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

Should Christians Watch or Particpate in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)?

There is no media that anyone participates in or observes that is neutral. Everything must be filtered through God’s Word. Hold onto what is good and hate what is evil (Phil. 4:8-9, 2 Cor. 10:5). So, how does a Christian watch Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) unto the glory of God?

You Are Going to Die

You are older at this moment than you’ve ever been before, and it’s the youngest you’re ever going to get.

10 Waus to Determine Exactly What You Want to Do with Your Life

The problem isn’t that people hold back from their passion. It’s that you have no clue what your passion is.

Post-It Notes (1/22)

January 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

We Know They Are Killing Children – All of Us Know

The point of this blog is that we know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this.

How Abortion Undermines the Rationale for Child Support

[Overall] argues that the biological father should be charged with full financial responsibility for any child that his sex partner chooses to have, regardless of the man’s personal resources and desires. She insists that “what the man cannot do, with moral justification, is to make an individual, unilateral decision during the pregnancy to reject all responsibility for the infant.”

Yet of course that is exactly what Overall wants to allow the mother do.

8 Reasons Why Some Churches Don’t Grow

How Andy Stanley and Tim Keller Preach with Non-Believers in Mind

Despite all these differences, there is one thing Stanley and Keller agree on: preachers ought to be mindful of the unbelievers in their congregation.