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A La Carte (March 10)

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Pop Stars Who Are Pastors’ Kids – Relevant rounds up ten pop stars who are sons or daughters of pastors.

My Girlfriend’s Sexual Past – This is a question I have been asked many times: How can I deal with the hurt of my [significant other’s] past? Boundless provides a helpful answer.

Understanding Ukraine – The situation in Ukraine is, like all conflicts, difficult to understand. This video introduces at least some of the background issues.

When People Choose the Headlines – Here is an experiment in what would happen if people, rather than editors, chose the front page new stories.

Five Things We Miss – Here are five things we miss if we don’t give, and especially to the needy.

Calories at Starbucks – Here is the calorie count for a selection of drinks at Starbucks. That Peppermint White Chocoloate Mocha has as many calories as almost 4 cans of Coke!

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The religion that makes a man look sick certainly won’t cure the world!

—Phillip Brooks

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  • Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Three Respectable Sins of Pastors

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention given to the ways that pastors may abuse their parishioners. Such attention is appropriate and every pastor ought to prayerfully guard himself against such abusive behaviors. Every church leadership structure ought to build rigorous systems of accountability and follow biblical guidelines in the…

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  • Managing Kingdom Causes with Sound Business Principles 

    This week the blog is sponsored by Redeemer University. The word “management” conjures up images of executives leading large corporations with the goal of generating wealth for shareholders. Think of “sustainability” and the lens widens to benefiting other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Now, broaden your view even wider. Pan out–way out!…

  • Comparative Suffering

    Comparative Suffering

    It is something you tend to hear a lot when you have endured a time of significant sorrow or suffering: “I know it’s nothing compared to yours, but…” We have a natural tendency to compare—to compare our experiences to another person’s and to rank or rate them accordingly. The person who has suffered the loss…