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A La Carte (March 11)
March 11, 2016
The New Yorker profiles Joshua Milton Blahyi of Liberia where most still know him by his nom de guerre from the nineteen-nineties: General Butt Naked. He is now a preacher and claims to have turned around his life.
I was very glad to read this article and very much agree with its major point: “Reasons why complementarians of many stripes should encourage as many women as possible to get a Masters degree (or its equivalent) in biblical studies.”
It’s possible that there is actually a ninth planet out there. If there is, this video explains just how far from us it is.
“With only my own observations of society and personal relationships, I am seeing more married couples separating and divorcing. Especially for adults in their mid-30s to mid-40s, it seems to have become a trend.” I think he could be right.
Jeff Jones peers a couple of years into the future and sees how bathrooms and change rooms will become the battleground for activism.
Joe Carter offers a very helpful explanation of the Syrian Civil War (which has led, of course, to the Syrian refugee crisis).
This Day in 1888. 128 years ago today, Samuel Zwemer preached his first sermon, which was to a congregation of black people in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Later, he was a notable missionary to the Arab world. *
This will serve as a helpful guide, I’m sure.
Unholiness in a preacher’s life will either stop his mouth from reproving or the people’s ears from receiving. —William Gurnall