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Thursday June 19, 2008

Mississippi Flood Pictures
Here are some amazing pictures from The Boston Globe showing Iowa under the waters of the Mississippi.


Spanking to be Banned in Canada?
We know it’s only a matter of time. “Bill S-209, which needs House approval to be made into law, proposes to eliminate Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which allows parents, teachers and caregivers to use reasonable force to discipline a child and correct their behaviour.”


Al Gore’s Home
“In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.”


Gay Rights Law Challenges
“NPR’s religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty talks with Jordan Lorence, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, and Chai Feldblum, law professor at Georgetown University and director at the Federal Legislation Clinic, about the battle between equal rights and American ideals of religious freedom.”


Traffic Control
The blog for “Covenant Eyes” writes about a documentary that looks very interesting. “The film seeks to capture the debate around First Amendment rights and our society’s obligation to protect children from unwanted and graphic Internet content.”


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    The Means and the End

    There is a crucial distinction between means and ends. Ends are the goals we have set our hearts on, while means represent the habits or disciplines through which we can realistically hope to attain those goals.

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.