A La Carte (12/30)
Phil Johnson points to an interesting article in the Times. “Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.”
Her Sexual Experiences
Boundless gives a useful and biblical answer to a reader’s question. As he looks toward marrying his girlfriend, he asks how he can approach and deal with her past sexual experiences.
Obama Bristles as the Bubble Closes
Here’s another good reason to never be President. “The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone - it’s been closing in on Barack Obama for some time.”
What George W. Bush Reads
You have probably already seen this. I enjoyed looking through the lists of books that President Bush has read over the past few years. Would you want a President who never picks up a book?
Growing Up Female
Carolyn McCulley writes about some of the challenges of growing up female, whether in North America’s highly-sexualized culture or in Iraq where a girl may well face sexual mutilation in her childhood.
After leading his team to the playoffs, Kurt Warner is back in the news. It has been a long time since he was anything more than a footnote in the NFL. This is an interesting article about him. Here’s a quote that jumped out. “During a visit to the “Oprah Winfrey Show” to honor Masters champion and fellow Iowan Zach Johnson a couple of years ago, Warner purposely mentioned Johnson’s faith in the second of three sentences, believing the show’s editors wouldn’t be able to cut the sentence and eliminate the religious reference. But when the show ran, the second sentence was gone. ”
Deal of the Day: Year End Blowout
New Growth Press is having a year end blowout. Use promo code BLOWOUT and you can take 25% off any order of $100 or more and receive free shipping. They offer some very good resources for churches; be sure to check out their minibooks which are very useful as handouts at a church’s resource table.