Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Around The Internet In One Blog Post

I've already confessed my habit of having a million tabs open at a time in my internet browser. There's been many interesting articles lately that it's been piling up. I've been needing to clean them out and close some but I just CAN'T because some of them are just so darn interesting. So darn interesting that I thought you might love them too. From missions and charity to Mormonism to old school Christian music and singleness and more, there's something for everyone.

Is Missions About Words Or Deeds? - Relevant Magazine
I’m all for social justice. I’m passionate about it. Christians have to be serving people and loving them not just in word but in deed. But man, if I hear another well-fed, TOMS-wearing evangelical kid quote St. Francis (“preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words”) one more time as a justification for their unwillingness to utter a word to anyone about Christ as the one true hope, I don’t know what I’ll do.

When Charity Turns Toxic - Relevant Magazine
Here’s the truth: Giving to those in need what they could be gaining from their own initiative may well be the kindest way to destroy people.

Is Mormonism A Cult? - Mark Driscoll 
For the Mormons, it is not Jesus blood that makes us righteous, but rather his sacrifice that gives us grace to be good, which leads to righteousness and salvation. The Mormons do not find the work of Christ to be sufficient for salvation but rather the starting point.

CCM Magazine Was My Teen Beat - Stuff Christians Like
Of course it hurt when I heard that Michael W. Smith had eighteen kids. That he wasn’t dating Amy Grant was enough of a blow. That he was married was a given, a minor inconvenience. But something about all those kids hammered the coffin of our happily-ever-after shut. We weren’t meant to be. (At least I’d always have his Secret Ambition video on VHS.)

Why Aren't You Married? - Shannon Roy
Yesterday, I overheard a conversation at a church event, “How old are you? Oh and you’re not married yet?” Then came silence and awkward laughter. I wondered if the woman who was asked those questions left the conversation feeling discouraged. The question is, why does that question sometimes feel discouraging? Often, if we have the desire to be married, it triggers beliefs that aren’t true about God and about ourselves... (video by Lisa Bishop that's just fantastic)

DIY Laundry Soap, Oxyclean and Fabric Softener
My friend sent me this. While I can't make all of them here in Uganda, I can some! And, for all you extreme couponers, you'll love this.


Wesley Cole said...

Those look like some awesome articles. I'm reading the first one now and its convicting as I often focus on my deeds and am afraid to share my faith.

SarahPish said...

Each one of these hit me in a different way. Well, the SCL one was pretty much an autobiography of my childhood...