Sunday, July 6, 2008
Oh vacations are wonderful! But I confess I did keep up with my internet reading, so here are some of the highlights of what I’ve read over the last couple of weeks.
Check out this wonderful story about the Berlin Airlift and one man who took a chance and made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children.
While it is probably debatable which is the bigger news the ways Obama and McCain are drawing on their faith as they run for office or the Pew Research Poll on American faith values, but I think the Pew Poll definitely forces the church to look within itself and ask some important questions. But who would have imagined that the Wall Street Journal would pick up on some of the serious questions that pastors and churches are having to ask themselves? Plus check out their review of a book on original sin.
Gas prices got you down--try hypermiling. (Thanks Tony for the link!)
Are we too comfortable with the gospel?
Okay, I confess, the idea of the Wiki Bible Project scares me just a bit? Give us a computer and internet connection and now we can all be our own biblical scholar. (Do you suppose they'll let us edit out the parts we don't like?)
Bishop Willimon calls on us to recognize that tax reform is a faith issue.
Dave Barnhart reflects on the missing generation.
Carol Howard Merritt reflects on why people leave church.
A pastor reflects on why he is turning off Christian radio and in the process forces us to evaluate whether our worship services are relevant to people's daily lives.
Relevant magazine continues exploring the tough issues: such as consumerism and war.
And check out this wonderful prayer for freedom.
More to come later, but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and may you have a blessed week.