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18 People in My Truck - I love reading dispatches from the mission front.
Losing Is Good For You - “As children return to school this fall and sign up for a new year’s worth of extracurricular activities, parents should keep one question in mind. Whether your kid loves Little League or gymnastics, ask the program organizers this: ‘Which kids get awards?’ If the answer is, ‘Everybody gets a trophy,’ find another program.”
The Danger of Forgiving Yourself - “One of the more interesting teachings which has crept into the Christian world view is the idea of self-forgiveness. ‘You just need to forgive yourself’ is one of the standard ways this secular doctrine is put forth. I’m not exactly sure how it became such a supported teaching in the mainstream Christian consciousness, though I do have a pretty good idea of some of its secular counterparts.”
Oprah and Bell - “Eckhart Tolle. Rhonda Byrne. Elizabeth Gilbert. …Rob Bell? Yes, the moment has arrived. … Oprah has added Rob Bell to her list of must-read spiritual gurus.”
Behind the Blog - I enjoyed doing a brief interview with John. You can read it here, if you’re interested.
Christians and Social Media - Here are fifteen questions to ask about your use of social media.
We rob the gospel of its power if we leave out its threatenings of punishment. —C.H. Spurgeon