A La Carte (9/23)

Falling in Love with the Church
Derek Thomas on this always-important topic: “Something is terribly wrong when professing Christians do not identify with the church and love being a part of her. Something is wrong when professing Christians fail to be passionate about every aspect of the church and long to invest themselves in her, taking all that the church represents and does to heart.”

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Recycling Bibles
Do you have any Bibles you could share? Next week, the Bible Foundation is kicking off their October Bible Drive (that they’ve held annually since 1992). According to their press release, “People around the world are begging for Bibles. Even damaged and parts of old Bibles have use and value.”

How Monogamous Men Can Rescue Civilization
Joe Carter, writing at First Things, quotes scholar Pat Fagan who says “culture of the traditional family is now in intense competition with a very different culture: The defining difference between the two is the sexual ideal embraced. The traditional family of Western civilization is based on lifelong monogamy. The competing culture is polyamorous, normally a serial polygamy both before and after the first marriage, but also increasingly polymorphous in its different sexual expressions.”

The Era of Age Segmentation
This interview is very interesting. Kara Powell talks about the harm that has come about through youth ministry being separated from the larger church and says that the future of youth ministry is to re-integrate it into the wider body. Let’s hope she is right!

Zondervan Partners with Logos
Zondervan is bringing a vast numbers of valuable resources to the Logos system. If you’re a Logos user, this is big news!