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6 Misconceptions About the New Testament

Core Christianity addresses six common misconceptions about the New Testament. I guarantee you’ve heard at least a few of them!

Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City

I’ve read a few short commentaries on this ridiculous article from the New Yorker. I’d say Dr. Mohler gets it about right: “If you ever wonder how the condescending elitist secular journalistic left gets the reputation of being openly hostile to Christianity, see [this] rancid article.”

The Noose of History

I rely on a few trusted voices for interpreting news and events, and Lisa Robinson is among them. “It’s been quite a week on social media in the aftermath of the MLK50 Conference sponsored by The Gospel Coalition. As the conference title suggests, the main thrust of the conference was to sponsor, if you will, Dr. King’s clarion call for racial equality.”

The Secret Language of Ships

This was surprisingly interesting. “Signs and symbols on the sides of ships tell stories about an industry few outsiders understand.”

The Hopscotch Experiment

I’m kind of bothered that so few people took the opportunity…

Is There Anything Good About Pain?

AiG: “Pain protects us from bigger problems—not just outside but insideThe pain of an inflamed appendix, for instance, often drives us to seek medical care before the appendix ruptures. As a medical doctor and a Christian, I’ve seen innumerable cases where such pain has helped people in this sin-cursed world.” But pain also raises some necessary questions.

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball

This video shows why fastballs have probably gotten just about as fast as they’ll get. Then again, it seems that records were made to be broken. (Also, the guy trying to pitch here has embarrassingly bad form!)

The Amazing Thing About #SticksOutForHomboldt

“It was sincere, spontaneous and simple. It wasn’t sponsored by any brand. It was just Canadians wanting to show they care.”

Flashback: The Seed of Divorce

The world, the flesh, and the devil are all committed to the destruction of marriage, and each of those enemies brings its own evil seeds. The question is not whether those seeds will be present in a marriage, but what we will do with them.

Worry: Glancing at God while gazing at circumstances. Trust: Glancing at circumstances while gazing at God. —Matt Smethurst