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Weekend A La Carte (March 12)
March 12, 2016
Hillsong announced a new church plant in San Francisco and this blogger takes on the arrogant tone of their announcement. “I’m tired of pastors coming to San Francisco, posting pictures of bridges and crooked streets and declaring how much they love this city without actually understanding any of it, without being hurt by it, without any scars to show or dirt on their shoes or callouses on their hands.”
Here’s another fun little Bible quiz from The Good Book Company.
“For ‘digital natives’—people who’ve never known a world without the Internet—social media has become the place where relationships are formed, proven, and tested. It also represents an aspirational pathway to fame and fortune, with figures like the Kardashians as sexy, selfie-taking role models.”
Essentially and not surprisingly, multitasking is not good for you in any way. We all know this, but just keep doing it!
Here’s the New York Times profiling Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
Tomorrow in 1804. 212 years ago tomorrow, American Presbyterian clergyman and hymn writer James Alexander was born. In 1830, Alexander rendered the English text of Paul Gerhardt’s German hymn, “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded.” *
The title of this article is way over the top but, to be fair, so too are the book covers.
This is well worth considering. “It is interesting—no, disheartening—to hear that many believers’ answers are often not very different than the average non-Christian’s. It matters little whether it’s a similarity of content or sheer approach (e.g., bingeing). When it comes to consumption of media, both quality and quantity of intake matter immensely.”
Thanks to NavPress for sponsoring the blog this week with their article.
Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him but not enough to be seriously inconvenienced. —D.A. Carson