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Weekend A La Carte (1/15)

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Here’s the second edition of Weekend A La Carte (since last weekend’s effort seemed to be appreciated). I’m running a wee bit late this morning. But it’s Saturday, so it’s all good…

Depression’s Odd Filter – Ed Welch on depression: “Somehow, from the mouths of other people to your ear, all words of blessing and encouragement get tumbled upside down and backward and confirm your suspicions about yourself. You are an abject failure. Unloved. Unlovable. And everyone knows it.”

The Primetime Pastor – This doesn’t sound good: “For TLC, apparently, it’s out with Palin and in with the outed. Ted Haggard, the onetime anti-gay gay preacher will be debuting on cable this weekend — as the star of his very own reality television show.”

FedEx vs UPS – If you’re interested in weird facts like I am, this infographic may appeal. It compares FedEx and UPS.

Stop Feeding the Homeless – When red tape goes overboard: “Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their ‘Feed a Friend’ effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.”

The Millennials – Thom Rainer on the millennial generation: “I have identified Millennials to be those born between 1980 and 2000, primarily on the basis of clear spikes in the number of live births during these years. The research for the book specifically examined older Millennials—those born between 1980 and 1991. This representative sample has given us a clear look into who the Millennials are.”

The blindness of unbelievers in no way detracts from the clarity of the gospel; the sun is no less bright because blind men do not perceive its light.

—John Calvin

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