Worth a Look 7.19.12
Kindle Deal of the Day: Live Sent: You Are a Letter by Jason Dukes. $2.99.
Our everyday lives are more than just a story being written.God created each one of us to receive and send a message—intentionally — into the lives of the people we do life with daily. That’s how love is demonstrated, how relationships happen, and how people find the abundant life as they are intended to find it.Pastor and speaker Jason C. Dukes helps readers see how giving yourself away in the daily means being to other people the letter of God’s love that has been written on our hearts.Our community needs us, and our world needs us . . . to live sent.
Some intriguing developments in Islamic-Christian relations, five years after the release of “A Common Word”:
In late June, Islamic scholar Judith Mendelsohn Rood withdrew her endorsement of A Common Word, saying the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was her wakeup call. “I confess that I have been in denial about the extent to which Salafi Islam is faithful to the texts of the Islamic religion,” she wrote to Common Word drafters Volf and Joseph Cumming (also at Yale), “without taking seriously the way that the Quran itself twists biblical truth.”
The two words most often used to describe mainline Protestantism in North America are “crisis” and “decline,” both of which seem justified in light of recent trends. What are evangelicals to make of these developments? Here are three lessons.
The challenge is bring together a team where each member respects the other, but each member is also willing to engage in healthy debates or conflict for the good of the organization. These members care fiercely about the organization more than themselves, but they don’t always agree about what’s best for the organization. This conflict is healthy. Let’s look at six reasons why.
Interesting discussion on this question: “Could An Atheist Be Elected President?”
Could an atheist be elected president? And perhaps more to the point: Is it reasonable to hold that a president who believes in God would do a better job than one who does not?