Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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I was both alarmed and encouraged to read this update by missionaries in Uganda. “The meeting has the feeling of a town without defenses preparing for siege. The evil of a virus, of poverty and injustice, of unequal access to vaccines and oxygen … As the United States trends downward with rapidly dropping rates and hopeful summer concerts and plans, Uganda trends steeply upward with sorrow and uncertainty and restrictions.”
I enjoyed Melissa’s sweet and honest reflection on loving teenagers.
Nick Batzig: “Scripture teaches that there was then a progressive shortening of man’s lifespan from Noah to Abraham, and from Abraham to Moses. There are several important reasons why God purposed to allow the first generations of humanity to live as long as they did; and, there is a significant theological rationale for why He shortened the lifespan of humanity.”
“Margin is not only for shelves and drawers and homes. Embracing margin is a chosen way of living that often paves a path to wonder.”
While reviewing a new book on social media, Tim Keller makes some really important observations about Christians and social media. “Social media is not primarily a place of public discussion of ideas. The ideas are ways to define oneself and signal belonging to a group, as well as to assign identities to others by associating them with groups you oppose. This is the reason social media has perfected the art of ‘bad faith readings’—interpreting a person’s words in the most uncharitable sense possible.”
This article may be especially important to Christians in Canada and elsewhere who are just emerging from lockdowns and restrictions.
This is a neat video about the demise and eventual abandonment of Little Bay, a tiny community in Newfoundland.
In this unexpected way, the sermons of Charles Spurgeon, given to me by a proponent of the emerging church, were used by the Lord to transform my life.
Satan never fears your good intentions. Only your obedience drives him to distraction.—Erwin Lutzer