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Moreover, evangelicals are committed to rescuing the sex-trafficked not because they disapprove of the sex workers’ activities but because they feel compassion for the little girls (and sometimes boys) who are raped for profit. To call this “colonialism” in another form may make for a passing dissertation but honestly it’s the kind of nonsense I fled academia to escape.
2. The Ten Percent Shift – Pledge to shift 10% of your existing spending to local businesses:
For example, if $100 is spent in an online bookstore, no money flows into the community. If it is spent at a Chapters outlet, $13 stays in the community. If it is spent at a locally owned bookstore, $45 stays, so it has a real impact. Now imagine that for other products or services. That’s what is known as the multiplier effect, generally keeping more dollars in the local economy.
Rev. Mark Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill church, has a true gift. Just when I think I’m making at least a modicum of progress toward tolerance – if not actual Christlike love – toward the guy, inevitably he does something to make me despise him all over again.
I wouldn’t say that I found myself bored, but what occurs between the opening scene at Bilbo’s home and Bilbo’s later interaction with Gollum (more on that brilliant scene shortly) feels like one big let’s-hurry-up-and-get-there ellipsis filled with indistinct chase scenes.
It should go without saying that both extremes are not only unhealthy, but potentially destructive to the body of Christ due to their imbalance. There is a healthy middle which represents an orthodox position in all of these areas.
Today would have been the 100th birthday of evangelical stalwart Carl F. H. Henry (1913-2003). It is probable that many reading this blog have never heard of the man. It is also probable that without his work, there would not be a Gospel Coalition to begin with.
As Justin enters college, he decides to try ex-gay ministries—the kind whose Web sites promised “healing” and “deliverance” from homosexuality, complete with testimonies from “ex-gay” men and women that included pictures of them smiling with their families. Justin and his parents spared no expense; they would do whatever it took to “fix” his same-sex attraction.
8. Alister McGrath answers a few Q&A on his new biography on C.S. Lewis: here.
9. Alister McGrath discussion his new book in this short video:
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