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Weekend A La Carte (March 5)
March 05, 2016
The weekend is here! It somehow seems long overdue and I’m glad it has come. I’m also glad because today my son turns 16, an irrefutable fact that somehow seems nearly impossible. Has it really been 16 years?
This sounds weird to us but will sound perfectly normal to our children: We’ve got to remember to account for what happens with our digital selves when we die.
“I think measuring a church’s fruitfulness is not as simple as how many hands get raised during an invitation or how many parking spots are filled.” I agree!
Todd Pruitt looks at some ridiculous statements from Andy Stanley. “When I hear adults say, ‘I don’t like a big church. I like about 200. I wanna be able to know everybody.’ I say you are so stinkin’ selfish. You care nothing about the next generation. All you care about is you and your five friends.”
A short guide to the singular “their.”
J.D. Greear explains why he is accepting the nomination for president of the SBC.
Tomorrow in 1901. 115 years ago tomorrow, missionary to India Amy Carmichael sheltered her first temple runaway (a young girl dedicated to the Hindu gods and forced into prostitution to earn money for the priests). *
It isn’t a difficult quiz, but it’s a fun way to spend a couple of minutes.
I enjoyed reading this one-month-later review of Do More Better. “The good news is that I’m still using this system, which is more than I can say for my several past attempts at improving productivity. … The bad news is that the best system in the world cannot change my sinful tendencies.”
Thanks to The Master’s College for sponsoring the blog this week with “An Inspirational Calendar from Hell?”
It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us. —C.H. Spurgeon