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Pastors, Take a Break – David Murray comments on a recent article from the New York Times. “Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could.”

Social Networking Dominance – A new study shows that the time Americans spend online is dominated (not surprisingly) by social media.

Prophecy for Today? – A reader just sent me the link to this debate between Richard Gaffin and Wayne Grudem on the subject of prophecy. I didn’t get to listen to all of it, but I do think it will be useful to anyone who is interested in better understanding the issues.

Plagiarism Lines Are Blurring – Here’s another interesting article from the Times. This one discusses plagiarism in a digital age and shows that it “is a disconnect that is growing in the Internet age as concepts of intellectual property, copyright and originality are under assault in the unbridled exchange of online information, say educators who study plagiarism.”

Old-Fashioned Forecasts – Here’s a fun little graphic telling how you can predict weather without the help of all those radars and other high-tech devices.

Crazy Old DJ – So there’s no real redeeming value in this, but I watch this guy and wish I could enjoy my job as much as he seems to enjoy his!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZQyY-g4z4&hl=en_US&fs=1?color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…