I had the opportunity to preach 7/31 on one of my favorite passages of Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14. You can download and listen to the sermon here.
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Description: The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler’s elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression.
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America’s Lost Boys. Samuel James helps us answer “Where have America’s young men gone?” Answer? The “fake war” of videogames and the “fake love” of porn.
How to Fight Chronological Snobbery. Michael Reeves writing on C.S. Lewis
Remembering the biggest mass murder in the history of the world by Iilya Somin at the Washington Post. It’s amazing and tragic how many people have never even heard of this.
Sexual abuse victim fights transgender bathroom bill by Mary Reichard at World Magazine. We need more people to speak up against abusers and foolish laws that will enable them.
The Attractional Church’s Growing Irrelevance by Jared Wilson. An important article saying the attractional (or “seeker sensitive”) church model doesn’t work the same anymore.
The Death of a Pet by Conrad Mwebe. An interesting angle on death from this African pastor.
The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences by Mark Howard
Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the church in Iran has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ.
The most Googled products in every country in one crazy map. I always find these interesting.