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A La Carte (1/29)

The Kings of Israel - This infographic “illustrates the rulers of Israel, the years of their reign, how well they reigned and the passages in the Bible where their stories are told. The graphic also forms a subtle cross which is a picture of the earthy kingdom foreshadowing the coming King.” Here is another infographic that displays America’s most and least churched cities. And while we’re displaying information, here’s a handy chart on how to avoid being “that guy” in class.

Hang in There, Mom and Dad - This blogger crunches the numbers and finds an interesting correlation—parents who remain together have children whose first sexual experiences are later.

The Greatest Dance Number Ever - I’d put this up against the best modern-day stunt for its sheer skill and athleticism. Fred Astaire said it was the greatest dance number ever filmed. No doubt.

When the Elders Say No - “In Persistently Preaching Christ: Fifty Years of Bible Ministry in a Cambridge Church, there is an exceptional instance of Minister and elders (in this case Church Wardens) working together.” It’s a great example of love and humility in action.

Four Types of Faith - From C. Michael Patton: “There are four different ways to define faith. It is incredibly important that we, as Christains, don’t go wrong here.” Indeed. It’s a helpful article.

Iran Sentences Pastor to 8 Years - “An Iranian judge has sentenced an American Christian pastor to eight years in prison after he was tried for his religious beliefs, a U.S.-based religious group said Sunday.”

You are to follow no man further than he follows Christ. —John Collins