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Thursday May 22, 2008

Pray for the Chapman Family
“The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother.”


Relics: Alive and Well
Erik writes about a recent article in Forbes dealing with relics within the Roman Catholic Church. “A bulk of the article was focusing on an ‘antique’ dealer in Manhattan. It is as amazing as it is unsettling to read through and see both the supply and the demand for such obscure items.”


To the Young Pastor
My old pastor, Ron Gleason, recently wrote an article for Tabletalk Magazine with a list of valuable exhortations for young pastors.


WaPo on Why Not to Watch American Idol
This article exposes yet another good reason not to watch “American Idol.” As if we really needed more.


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    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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