Your Best Links Now – 1/24/14
Church Planting in a Trailer Park
A RAAN interview with Phil Fletcher, a black pastor who planted a church in a majority-white trailer park in Arkansas and started a non-profit focused on community renewal besides. The gospel force is strong with this one.
7 Signs You’re Reading a Book By a Prosperity Preacher by Aaron Armstrong
“Every so often we all stumble into prosperity theology, usually unwittingly. While occasionally you’ll get a nugget of helpful truth (in the same way that you’ll find some helpful things in your average self-help book), there’s a lot of goofiness which can make for a fun night of “Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie.” So, how do you know if you’re reading a book written by a prosperity preacher? Here are seven signs . . .”
Dodging Haymakers Outside the Abortion Clinic by Owen Strachan
“I found myself in my own personal boxing ring. This one happened to be a four-lane street in the middle of rush hour. My erstwhile opponent was — I kid you not — a 4’10″ woman with murder in her eyes. How did I get here? I thought as I bobbed and weaved.”
Skeptic.com Explains the Mysterious Phoenix Lights
The most widely known modern mass UFO sighting in the United States was a formation of airplanes. Or that’s what “they” want you to think. (Cue ominous music.)
World’s Tallest Waterslide
“The new ride, named, Verrückt, stands at 17 stories high (bigger than Niagara Falls!) and will send brave riders down the slide at 65 miles per hour . . .” The only thing the article doesn’t mention is how you ride it without dying.