Gospel Legends? Missional Halloween? Strange Fire? Legalize Contract Killing? and much more

Weekend Links

bridgesphoto45All these links are an attempt to equip readers with new ways to build bridges to our culture. Bridges can be large or small, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, but they must be functional. They must take you from the place you are to the place you want to be.  I hope that these will help you be more effective in reaching the world for Christ. As always, I can’t vouch for all the content, but all of it is thought provoking and helpful. Enjoy your weekend and if you live in the mid-west, bundle up, winter is arriving early.

Thinking Better about Reaching the World for Christ

Ways to Be Missional this Halloween  (Verge Network—always helpful to rethink how to use the culture against itself to reach the world for Christ.)
The Philanthropists: R.G. LeTourneau  (Great Christian generosity—an inspiring life.)
Ten Reasons Not to Become a Missionary  (Thought provoking article on the realities of serving Christ cross-culturally.)
Study: Anti-Christian Faith Sentiment Growing at a Breakneck Pace  (Alarming trends across the nation make Christian positions less and less welcome.)
Four Reasons the Gospels CANNOT Be Legends  (J.D. Greear  —debunking a popular atheist myth of our time.)

Thinking Better about the Christian Life

Why You Should Care about the Strange Fire Conference  (Gospel Coalition, Thabiti Anyabwile—a good article no matter your personal position on the issues.)
Strange Fire Conference: MacArthur’s Appeal to His Continuationist Friends  (Tim Challies gives an outline and brief review from his perspective.)
Three Things I wish I Knew Before We Married  (Relevant Magazine article —well done.)
Prayers that Hit the Ceiling  (A pastor’s wife reflects on her husband’s sermon.)

Thinking Better about Culture and Politics

Why We Should Legalize Contract Killing / Murder for Hire  (A funny not so funny approach to a very significant evil in our culture.)
Portland School District Spends $500K to Declare Peanut Butter and Jelly Racist  (This is too silly to real but unfortunately, the story is true. Come quickly Lord.)

A Map Showing Where the World’s 30 Million Slaves Live  (Estimates put the number at 60,000 in the United States.)
Civilizing the Marketplace of Ideas : Challenging the Paul Krugman View of the World  (An article worth reading.)
Speaking Truth to Power on a College Campus  (If I wasn’t a Christian, I would be depressed when I hear stories like this. That is not to equate patriotism with Christianity or because I think our nation was once a “Christian” nation, [it wasn’t], but that basic freedoms are being taken away with hardly a whimper from fellow Americans. It’s just sad that America is becoming a freedom-free zone.)

Just for Fun

Country School Memories  (Sibyl Spahn is a long time friend now writing a periodic column for the Norfolk, Nebraska Daily News. She’s also very funny.)


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