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Weekend A La Carte (2/13)

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It has been an interesting weekend and along the way the weekend edition of A La Carte has been bumped from Saturday to Sunday. I guess that happens.

Justin Bieber @ Church – Groan. “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never hits theaters this weekend, and, God willing, could be the topic of many conversations come Sunday — at least that’s what Paramount, the studio behind the 3-D documentary’s release, is hoping. Paramount has held 20 screenings in 20 markets at the end of January for Christian leaders, some of whom then offered written endorsements, arranged group ticket sales for their fellowship, or requested a copy of the study guide produced for the movie titled Never Say Never: For Nothing Is Impossible With God.”

Despite Us, God Works – Michael Oh: “If it had been one year earlier I would have been at Daytona Beach to join in the partying. As it was, God had intervened mercifully in my life before going to college, and I was there for a beach evangelism project. Christians sure know how to almost have fun.”

Sexualization of Young GirlsRed Book reports on the increased sexualization of young girls.

Lady Gaga & “Born This Way” – This is an interesting analysis (with commentary) on Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way.” “I believe that issues related to sexuality, particularly same-sex attraction and same-sex experimentation, are the most pressing issues we must address in youth ministry over the course of the next 12 to 24 months. It’s crucial. Lady Gaga’s new song reminds us of just how important this is.” (HT:Z)

Solar Death Ray – Didn’t we all dream of creating something like this when we were younger?

I have learned that God’s silence to my questions is not a door slammed in my face. I may not have the answers–but I do have him.

—Dave Dravecky

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