- Greg Carey (HuffPo), Celibacy and the New Testament.
What would it look like if Protestant churches encouraged members to consider celibacy as a temporary or lifelong vocation? Not everyone wants to date, to marry or to have children, yet the church has no positive message for such people. Without distractions from dating and seeking partners, celibate believers would be set free for service and spiritual growth. Imagine their contributions to the church and to the world
- ChurchMag, Technology, Teens, and the Church
You see, I love the Word of God. I treasure it and hold it as the utmost authority in my life, and my ministry work. And you may believe that by resorting to an iPhone instead of a physical Bible that I am in some way cheapening the lesson in an attempt to be cutting edge and hip. You’d be wrong.
- Michael Hyatt, Two Types of Thinkers: Which Are You?
Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking. One kind leads to success, joy, and fulfillment. The other leads to failure, fear, and discontent. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV).
- Laura Sessions (CNN), Let’s Hear about Fidelity for a Change
I would like to see at least one show from Hollywood that depicts what fidelity really looks like — not only with all its bumps and the occasional wrong turn but also its payoff. A show that tries to answer, at least partly, for younger viewers as well as the rest of us, “How can I get that?”
- Jason Goroncy discussions a lecture from Rowan Williams on theological education.
- Here’s an alternative history for Harry Potter fans, looking at what the series could have been if it had focused on Hermione instead. (And, by the way, the books would have been so much better that way. Ron and Harry are idiots.)
- Amazon is having a big ebook sale.
- And, here’s a list of the 5 Dumbest Categories of People on the Internet. (I firmly refuse to read You Tube comments for this very reason.)