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  1. Linn says:

    What a great list of links (that I will be working on through the rest of the week). But, here are two that caught my eye:

    The Rise of Non-Worshiping Evangelicals: Somewhere Paul is spinning in his grave. At some point, if we really know Jesus, we need to worship somewhere. It might be in a Zoom group (I do that for Bible study), a garage (where my first church met; the second one after I moved was in a living room), or a larger building, but we need the teaching and fellowship with others. I’m afraid the evangelical church is going down the path of the old mainline Protestant churches of the 50s. Many people left, and many of them were probably never Christians to begin with.

    Parents Battle Gender-Secrecy: I feel for both sides. I believe parents should be informed of major changes in their children’s lives (that would include having an abortion), but I know some aren’t parents safe. I don’t believe in the whole fluid gender teaching, anyway, but I believe in being sympathetic to students and keeping them safe. What makes the issue even more difficult is that both sides tend to be more about showmanship than actual dialog. I think actual dialog would help schools arrive at better protocols and outcomes for students and parents.

    Thanks for a reading list that should carry me through the weekend!

  2. Michael says:

    Linn,

    Thank you…good observations as well…

  3. Josh says:

    “Non-Worshipping” is a misnomer. All believers worship something, in some way or the other. It should be Non-Church-Attending”.

    The biggest things I’ve learned about God in the last year are actively hidden by every church I’ve ever attended. I would never have learned these things about God if I stayed in church.

    That said, I will go back some day because I’m lonely.

  4. LInn says:

    Josh,
    I’ve been away from church on a number of occasions due to health reasons (3 or 4 months) at a time. I have always been delighted to get back to church. I know there are churches and churches (once I moved to a new city and it took 5 different churches before I found the right fit), but I know I need to be in a place where I can worship with other believers, learn from the Word, and serve. None of the churches in my life has ever been perfect, but I’m not perfect, either-far from it.

  5. Michael says:

    “The biggest things I’ve learned about God in the last year are actively hidden by every church I’ve ever attended.”

    That would make a hell of a good article should you decide to write it…

  6. DavidM says:

    2 things: I am baffled by some of my friends, who are otherwise bright, sensible individuals, drinking in all of the crap that Hibbs is peddling. It is unfathomable. A lawyer friend messaged me a few months ago. She was visiting her dad who was watching Hibbs on YouTube. She was astounded and asked, “Is this guy for real? He just said that every bar code contains 666!!”. He also said, and I quote, “America is under the judgment of God”. I would bet that following that proclamation, he drove in his luxury car to his beautiful home in a gated community. All, of course, while under the judgment of God. I do, however, believe that he is prophetic in nature: as the fulfillment of the verses, ” For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths”

    Secondly, the “praying coach” has never seen a camera he doesn’t love. He likes to pose, praying, on an empty gridiron (I thought that the Lord told us to pray in secret).

  7. Michael says:

    DavidM,

    You nailed it…twice. 🙂

  8. Josh says:

    “That would make a hell of a good article should you decide to write it…”

    But it may make a better album 🙂 We’ll see.

  9. The New Victor says:

    Over 30 years ago, my mom got a PO Box in 95665 because she lived in 95666. No comment upon buying and continuing to live at a property in 95666. The zip code of tHe BeAsT. I know my mom was a Believer, but some things were too much. She gave me The Shemitah novel over a decade ago. I have yet to read it. I’m afraid to burn it…

  10. Michael says:

    TNV,

    That clown is still cranking out books worthy of the fire…

  11. Muff Potter says:

    Good article on the Apocrypha.
    Now I want to read them for myself.
    I’m long past my fundagelical days when the Apocrypha were considered too ‘Catholic’, bad-mouthed, and almost verboten.

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